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Man charged in shooting death of footballer

A man has been charged in connection with the death of a footballer more than 18 months ago.

It was alleged in Magistrates' Court that Taaj Muhammad, from St George's, unlawfully killed Ronniko Burchall on December 30, 2018,

The 25-year-old was also charged on Monday with using a firearm in an indictable offence, “namely the murder of” Mr Burchall.

Mr Muhammad did not enter a plea because the case must be heard in the Supreme Court.

Simone Smith-Bean, his lawyer, told the court: “My client maintains that he had nothing at all to do with this murder, whatsoever.”

Senior magistrate Juan Wolffe adjourned the case until September 1.

He released the defendant on $30,000 bail and ordered him to report to police three times a week.

Mr Wolffe also said Mr Muhammad must wear an electronic monitor and stick to a 10pm to 6am curfew.

Mr Burchall, 30, from Pembroke, was a goalkeeper for Boulevard Community Club.

He was shot as he got on his motorcycle in the car park of St David's County Cricket Club and died later.

It is The Royal Gazette's policy not to allow comments on stories regarding criminal court cases. This is to prevent any statements being published that may jeopardise the outcome of that case.

Ronniko Burchall (Photograph supplied)

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Published July 15, 2020 at 9:00 am (Updated July 15, 2020 at 9:06 am)

Man charged in shooting death of footballer

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