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Murder trial delayed

A murder case failed to start yesterday because the defendant’s lawyer was involved in another murder trial.

Lemuel Mortimer is charged with the March 2004 shooting death of Jason Bain, also known as”Fat Head”, at Kemp Road.

His case was scheduled to go to trial before Senior Supreme Court Justice Jon Isaacs. However, the trial could not proceed because Mortimer’s lawyer, Richard Boodle, is representing another client in another trial before Justice Vera Watkins.

Isaacs scheduled a status and fixture hearing for January 13, 2011.

Boodle represents Michael Beckford. Beckford, Kenray Rigby and Cravon Lewis are charged with the armed robbery of church members attending a prayer meeting at the Born Again Deliverance Church on January 19, 2006. They are also charged with the murder of Michael Knowles, the church’s groundskeeper.

Rigby and Lewis are represented by Terrell Butler and Roger Gomez Jr.

Prosecutors allege the men tied up the church’s pastor, Aaron Nixon, with a microphone cord and robbed three other church members of cash and personal items.

Darnell Dorsette and Francis Cumberbatch are the prosecutors.

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