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Vigil for footballer Shaki Crockwell

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Middletown was filled with candlelight last night as friends and family of Shaki Crockwell came together to remember the murdered football player.

Mr Crockwell, 25, was fatally shot on August 24, 2007 on the Railway Trail near Loyal Hill. He would have celebrated his 30th birthday yesterday.

More than 70 people gathered on Middletown Lane last night as part of a candlelight vigil, marked by music and prayer.

Shaki’s father, Danny Crockwell said it was a good thing to see so many people come together to remember his son.

“Today is his day. Dead or alive, he is still my boy,” he said. “I still miss him. I miss him every day, and I’ve got to go through it every day.”

Shaki, a father of two, was captain of the Boulevard Blazers and a former member of the Bermuda Hogges and the national team.

Derek Roy Spalding, 36, was charged with the murder this year, and pleaded not guilty in Supreme Court in September. He is currently remanded in custody and awaiting trial.

A candle lit vigil was held for Shaki Crockwell, who was shot dead in 2007. Front left- Massai Outerbridge, Shaiki sister Chianne Crockwell and father Danny Crockwell. (Photo by Akil Simmons)
Candle lit vigil was held for Shaki Crockwell who was shot dead in 2007. (Photo by Akil Simmons)
A candle lit vigil was held for Shaki Crockwell who was shot dead in 2007. (Photo by Akil Simmons)
A candle lit vigil was held for Shaki Crockwell, who was shot dead in 2007 (Photo by Akil Simmons)
A candle lit vigil was held for Shaki Crockwell who was shot dead in 2007. Front left- Massai Outerbridge, Shaiki sister Chianne Crockwell and father Danny Crockwell. (Photo by Akil Simmons) November 16,2011

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Published November 17, 2011 at 8:58 am (Updated November 17, 2011 at 8:58 am)

Vigil for footballer Shaki Crockwell

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