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Murder Suspect To Wait A Week For Bail Decision

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

A MAN accused of murder will have to wait another week before his bail application is heard before a judge who will also set a date for his trial.

Kyle Newbold, 24, and his lawyer Krysta Mason-Smith were due to appear before Justice Cheryl Grant-Thompson yesterday for a fixture hearing concerning the August 23 slaying of Martin Nixon.

His application for bail was also to be heard as Senior Justice Stephen Isaacs last week forwarded the matter to the judge set to preside over the case.

However, Justice Grant-Thompson revealed that she had not yet received the file concerning the application and that Newbold had also not been transported from the Department of Correctional Services.

As a result, his fixture hearing was postponed to November 28 while the bail application would be heard the following day, November 29.

Newbold and co-accused 22-year-old Christopher McQueen pleaded not guilty to murder when they were formally charged before Justice Bernard Turner on November 4.

According to initial police reports, shortly after 11pm off Blue Hill Road South, Nixon was involved in an argument with another man in front of a home when he was shot.

He was rushed to the hospital, but died of his injuries early the next morning.

When Newbold and McQueen’s case was transferred to the Supreme Court for trial in October, they were informed about the Voluntary Bill of Indictment and their right to enter an alibi in court or to the Office of the Attorney General in 21 days. Both men chose the latter option.

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