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Man denies murder of footballer Osagi Bascome

Osagi Bascome (File photograph)

A man appeared in the Supreme Court this morning to deny the murder of the footballer Osagi Bascome.

Raheem Wray, 25, from Devonshire, pleaded not guilty to a charge that he murdered Mr Bascome in St George’s on December 18 last year.

Puisne Judge Shade Subair-Williams ordered Mr Wray, who was being held in custody, to return to the court on April 3 to be mentioned.

But she warned that the trial may not begin until 2024.

Mr Bascome, who was 23, is alleged to have been stabbed multiple times near the Fun Zone in St David’s.

He was the son of national cricket team coach Herbie Bascome and played as a midfielder for the Bermuda and St George’s football teams.

The case was one of several that appeared before the Supreme Court as part of the monthly arraignments session.

A 37-year-old, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, denied a series of charges related to an incident that occurred in Smith’s on October 19 last year.

The man denied charges of aggravated burglary involving a knife, robbery and serious sexual assault, which resulted in actual bodily harm to the victim.

A second defendant, a 21-year-old man, has also been charged with the offences but had not entered a plea.

The matter is set to return to the Supreme Court on February 1 to be mentioned.

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