By LAMECH JOHNSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
A SECOND man has been remanded to prison after being arraigned on Friday in connection with the killing of Martin Nixon 10 days ago.
Kyle Newbold, 24, stood before Magistrate Constance Delancy facing a murder charge for the August 23 shooting death.
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.
Like his co-accused, 22-year-old Christopher McQueen, who was arraigned on Monday, Newbold was told that he would not be required to enter a plea to the allegations until he is formally arraigned in the Supreme Court.
He was told that when he returns to Magistrate’s Court on October 20, he would be presented with a voluntary bill of indictment transferring the matter to the higher court for trial.
Newbold, due to the nature of the charge, was remanded to the Department of Correctional Services without bail. However, he was advised of his right to make an application for a bond in the Supreme Court.
Prior to his removal from the courtroom, his lawyer Nathan Smith advised the magistrate that Newbold suffers from a severe heart condition that requires monitoring.
Mr Smith requested that his client be seen by the prison physician on his admission to the facility. He also asked the court to make the authorities at the facility aware of his client's September 8 appointment at the Princess Margaret Hospital that he said cannot be missed.
The magistrate said she would write to the Commissioner of Prisons with the requests.