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Suspect Seeks Bail In Fatal Shooting Case

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

A MAN appeared in the Supreme Court yesterday seeking bail ahead of his trial concerning a late-night murder that occurred in August.

Kyle Newbold, 24, appeared before Justice Joyanne Ferguson-Pratt where Dr Heastings Johnson of the Department of Correctional Services was expected to give testimony on the prison’s ability to provide adequate treatment for Newbold who has an existing medical condition.

However, that testimony has been adjourned to Monday, October 31.

Last week, Newbold and co-accused 22-year-old Christopher McQueen appeared in Magistrate’s Court for a voluntary bill of indictment (VBI) presentation that would fast track his case to the Supreme Court for trial in relation to the August 23 slaying of Martin Nixon.

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 that led to him being shot.

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

Magistrate Constance Delancy informed the pair of the contents of the VBI and their right to enter an alibi in court or in 21 days to the Office of the Attorney General.

Both men chose the latter option and are now scheduled to appear in the Supreme Court on November 4, before Justice Bernard Turner for their formal arraignment.

It is at that hearing that he will be allowed to enter a plea to the murder charge.

Newbold is represented by attorney Krysta Mason-Smith and McQueen by attorney Glendon Rolle.

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