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Police renew appeal for witnesses to murder four years ago

Police at the West End Sailboat Club, following the fatal stabbing of Jahkobi Smith on Saturday, July 29, 2017 (File photograph)

Police have renewed a call for witnesses to a fatal stabbing four years ago.

Jahkobi Smith was stabbed on the evening of July 29, 2017, after an altercation at the wake for Jahcari Francis at the West End Sailboat Club.

Police and EMTs rendered assistance to Mr Smith at the scene, but he was pronounced dead shortly after his arrival at King Edward Memorial Hospital.

Today, the Bermuda Police Service said they hoped to speak to anyone who may have seen or heard something about the attack – particularly those who were at the club or in the general area at the time of the incident.

Acting Detective Inspector Dean Martin of the Serious Crime Unit also called on anyone with information about Mr Smith’s movements that evening to come forward.

“There is someone out there who knows the person or persons responsible for Mr Smith’s death,” Mr Martin said.

“We urge you to come forward and speak with us. You have the option of remaining anonymous by using the Crime Stoppers number.

“Remember, that with the assistance of the public we have been able to solve a number of recent serious crimes or have been provided information which has allowed us to make significant progress with investigations into historical crimes.

“If you have any information on the murder of Jahkobi Smith, please, reach out to us.”

Anyone with information can contact Mr Martin at 717-2074 or 247-1739.

The public can also offer information confidentially through the Crimestoppers hotline at 800-8477. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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Published August 05, 2021 at 7:55 am (Updated August 05, 2021 at 7:55 am)

Police renew appeal for witnesses to murder four years ago

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