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Nigel Christian murder case finally sent to higher court, over 50 witnesses could testify


by Latrishka Thomas (Antigua Observer)  Three alleged killers who have been going from their prison cell to a courtroom for over a year, waiting to hear whether the police have mounted enough evidence against them, yesterday saw their case referred to the High Court.

On Wednesday, they were told by Magistrate Ngaio Emanuel-Edwards that there is indeed a prima facie case against them in relation to the killing of Customs officer Nigel Christian.

Christian, 44, was abducted from his McKinnons home on July 10 2020. The high-ranking official’s body was found hours later in the Thibou’s area riddled with bullets.

In April 2021, three men— Lasean Bully of Cashew Hill; Wayne Thomas of Hatton; and Saleim Harrigan of Greenbay — were charged with killing Christian and remanded to prison while they awaited their committal hearing.

The matter had since been adjourned several times.

Yesterday, the magistrate was finally able to send the case up to the higher court where it could be called any time after January 2023.

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