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Man charged with 2007 murder of Shaki Crockwell

A 36-year-old St George’s man was yesterday charged with the premeditated murder of footballer Shaki Crockwell.

Mr Crockwell, a striker for Bermuda’s national team, was found shot dead on the Railway Trail in Devonshire on August 24, 2007.

Derek Roy Spalding was further charged with using a firearm to commit an indictable offence, on that same date.

He was not required to enter a plea in Magistrates’ Court, as the charges are indictable and must be heard before the Supreme Court. Mr Spalding was also accused of two further charges relating to incidents that allegedly took place earlier this week.

He denied verbally threatening his father, Carlton Spalding, on August 15 in St George’s. He also denied wilfully causing $680 in damage to his father’s door and dry wall on the same date.

Senior Magistrate Archibald Warner remanded Spalding into custody, pending a bail application to go before the court on Monday afternoon.

Murder victim Shaki Crockwell

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Published August 20, 2011 at 9:00 am (Updated August 20, 2011 at 8:26 am)

Man charged with 2007 murder of Shaki Crockwell

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