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Status Hearing In Shooting Case

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

TWO men accused of having a role in a fatal shooting last summer appeared in the Supreme Court for a status hearing yesterday.

Jahmaro Edgecombe, 22, and Daran Neely, 28, are scheduled to be tried before Senior Justice Stephen Isaacs concerning the killing of Kenyari Lightbourne on June 21, 2016.

Lightbourne was shot multiple times while walking through his neighbourhood of Woods Alley, off Market Street. He died at the scene.

At an arraignment in August, 2016, Edgecombe was charged with Lightbourne’s murder. Two months later, Neely and Edgecombe were charged with conspiracy to commit murder.

Both men, however, maintain their innocence of any involvement in relation to the incident.

Wednesday’s status hearing before Senior Justice Isaacs concerned whether the Crown was ready to proceed with trial on August 28.

A further status hearing was set for July 19, when the Crown would indicate if it is ready to proceed with the case.

David Cash, associate of attorney Ian Cargill, appeared for the pair. Erica Duncombe appeared for the Crown.

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