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Two charged with nightclub murder

FREEPORT-Two men were arraigned in a Grand Bahama Magistrates Court yesterday, charged with the first murder of the year on that island.

Jonathan McKenzie, 21, and Darieo Demetrius Smith, 18, have been charged with the murder of Tamaro Johnson, 24.

McKenzie and Smith appeared before Magistrate Debbye Ferguson in Court One. They were not required to enter a plea.

Police allege McKenzie and Smith stabbed Johnson at Club Rock and Roll in the International Bazaar on March 6.

According to police, the stabbing took place around 1:05 a.m. When officers arrived at the scene, police said Johnson was found lying on the ground suffering from multiple stab wounds about the body.

He was transported by ambulance to the Rand Memorial Hospital for treatment. However, Johnson, who resided on Weddell Avenue, died the following day.

Attorney Mario Gray represented McKenzie and Smith. Bail was denied to both men and a preliminary inquiry was ordered by the magistrate. The matter was adjourned until July 13.

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