Murder Trial Date Set For September Next Year


Tribune Staff Reporter


A TRIAL date in 2017 has been fixed for the accused men behind a murder that occurred in August.

Kyle Newbold, 24, and Christopher McQueen, 22, appeared before Justice Cheryl Grant-Thompson yesterday for a fixture hearing for their case concerning the August 23 killing of Martin Nixon.

A tentative date was set for September 4, 2017.

The pair had 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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