DeShields admits manslaughter charge
A PHC Zebras footballer has admitted causing the death of a bartender in a fight outside a nightclub.
Rakeem DeShields, 26, pleaded guilty at Supreme Court yesterday to a charge of the manslaughter of Dejon Simmons, who was 30, after an altercation on Front Street.
Mr Simmons was injured in an early-morning fight near the Cosmopolitan nightclub on March 18 last year.
He was rushed to the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, but died as a result of his injuries four days later in the intensive care unit.
The case was adjourned and DeShields, from Paget, was ordered to return to court on June 3.
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