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Man denies 2007 murder of footballer

Accused killer Derek Roy Spalding yesterday denied murdering footballer Shaki Crockwell.

Mr Spalding, 36, from St George’s, pleaded not guilty in Supreme Court to premeditated murder and also to a second charge of using a firearm to commit an indictable offence.

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

Chief Justice Richard Ground remanded Mr Spalding in custody until January 23, when he will return to Supreme Court.

Mr Spalding appeared as part of the September arraignments session along with numerous other matters.

Convicted murderer Antonio Dudley Myers appeared to have a new date set for his sentencing in the murder of Kumi Harford.

Myers, a reported member of the Middletown gang, fatally shot Harford as part of an ongoing feud between that gang and the rival 42 gang.

That matter is scheduled to return to Supreme Court next week for mention.

Accused gunman Noet Barnett also appeared in Supreme Court to have a date set for his trial. Mr Barnett has pleaded not guilty to the attempted murder of Jeremaih Dill.

His trial is now expected to begin on November 21.

Another two men charged with attempted murder, Anwar Muhammad and Shawn Williams, are expected to begin their trial one week after Mr Barnett.

Mr Muhammad and Mr Williams have both pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and using a firearm to commit and indictable offence in connection to the shooting of Shantoine Princeton Burrows on August 23.

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Published September 02, 2011 at 11:10 am (Updated September 02, 2011 at 11:09 am)

Man denies 2007 murder of footballer

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