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Man charged with murder of prison officer

Daemon Bell (Photograph supplied)

A man appeared in Magistrates’ Court yesterday charged with the murder of an off-duty prison officer.

Ajamu Hollis was accused of killing Daemon Bell in Hamilton Parish last Wednesday.

The 46-year-old was not required to enter a plea as the case must be heard in the Supreme Court.

Kentisha Tweed, for the Crown, said that there were objections to bail.

Victoria Greening, a lawyer for Mr Hollis, said that she was instructed to ask the court to grant bail.

Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo remanded the defendant in custody and adjourned the case until tomorrow.

Mr Bell, who was 49, had worked for the prison service for 18 years.

He was taken to hospital after an alleged incident last week but died later.

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