Boy, 15, faces charges in connection with teen’s murder
A 15-year-old boy is due to be charged today in connection with the murder of 18-year-old Malcolm Outerbridge.
Police revealed the news yesterday, as they continued an appeal for witnesses in the case. They also indicated the victim may have known his alleged killer.
Mr Outerbridge, of Rocklands Crescent, Warwick was stabbed on the Railway Trail near his home at lunchtime on Friday, October 28.
Two people were arrested over the weekend, and Detective Chief Inspector Nicholas Pedro said last night: “A 15-year-old Warwick resident will be appearing in court tomorrow, Wednesday November 2, in connection with this matter. A second man has been bailed.”
Police have remained tight-lipped over the circumstances of the killing.
However, Det Chf Insp Pedro added: “The Bermuda Police Service would like to assure members of the public that while this was a brutal killing of a young man, detectives believe that the killer(s) were known to the victim.
“There is no suggestion that the victim was randomly killed by an unknown assailant.”
He added that the investigation remains ongoing.
“Detectives from the Serious Crime Unit have spoken to many area residents and other witnesses in progressing this case, and are grateful for the assistance received from the public so far,” he said.
“However, officers still need to ensure that they have spoken with all the persons that were walking on the Railway Trail between Khyber Pass and Rocklands Road, Warwick, on the morning of Friday, October 28.
“In particular, a number of persons have been seen to be walking on this section of the Railway Trail between 10.30am and 1.00pm.
“If you saw the victim and any other persons in this vicinity on Friday October 28, between these times, we are urging you to contact the Serious Crime Unit.
“While charges are expected against an individual in this matter, we urge members of the community to still come forward with information that can assist the enquiry team, especially persons that may have seen the victim, Malcolm Outerbridge, with other persons on the day of his murder.”
Det Chf Insp Pedro said police are continuing “heightened patrols” in the affected neighbourhood.
Anyone with information about the case can speak in confidence with a detective from the Serious Crime Unit by calling 295-0011.
Watch www.royalgazette.com for updates on the anticipated court appearance today.