Trial date set in Yates slaying

Justin Devon Manderson pleaded not guilty in Grand Court on Friday to the charge of murdering Victor Oliver Yates Jr. on Jan. 3 in the vicinity of Super C’s restaurant on Watercourse Road in West Bay. 

Manderson, 22, of West Bay, also pleaded not guilty to having a firearm on the same date, otherwise than in accordance with the terms of a firearm user’s license. 

Justice Robin McMillan set July 13 as the date for trial. He also directed the Crown to serve forensic evidence to the defense within eight weeks. Yates, 22, was a resident of West Bay.  

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