Suspect Accused Of Playing Part In Murder Conspiracy


Tribune Staff Reporter


A MAN was remanded to prison yesterday after he was charged in Magistrate’s Court with having a role in a murder plot that was carried out in June.

Daran Neely, 28, was flanked by policemen as he was escorted into the Nassau and South Streets complex to stand before Magistrate Derence Rolle-Davis to face a conspiracy to commit murder charge.

It is alleged that he, on June 16, at New Providence, being concerned with others, did agree with a common purpose to murder Kenyari Lightbourne.

On June 21, Lightbourne was shot multiple times while walking through his neighbourhood of Woods Alley, off Market Street.

Lightbourn died at the scene of the shooting.

Two months later at an arraignment in August, 21-year-old Jahmaro Edgecombe was charged with Lightbourne’s murder.

Neely and Edgecombe are now alleged to have plotted the killing days before the fatal shooting occurred.

Neely was told yesterday that he would not be allowed to enter a plea to the charge until he is formally arraigned before a judge in the Supreme Court where his matter will be tried.

He was further informed that at his Magistrate’s Court reappearance on December 2, he would be served with a voluntary bill of indictment that would transfer his case to the Supreme Court.

He was remanded to the Department of Correctional Services to await trial. However, he was informed of his right to apply for bail in the Supreme Court.


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