Friday 18 October, 2019

No charges yet in Bahamian reggae singer's murder



The Bahamian police are yet to charge the suspect who was held in the murder of Bahamian reggae artiste Devon “Mdeez” Knight.

"I spoke to Mdeez's wife yesterday  and no autopsy has been performed and the body has not yet been released so we can't make any funeral arrangements," Monty Green, manager of Mdeez, told Loop News reporter Claude Mills. 

"Mdeez was killed last week Friday and days later, we're still in shock, we are not going to get over this anytime soon. And the police still have not charged the suspect they had in custody."

Mdeez was killed in an altercation with a tenant who allegedly stabbed him. The injured singer tried to drive himself to the hospital but lost consciousness on the way and collided into another vehicle.

According to media reports, the lawyer for a 32-year-old man is alleging that the artiste attacked his client, a smaller man who, in self defence, used a knife to stab the singer. Mdeez was the landlord for a property on which the suspect ran a car wash business, and Knight had demanded payment of money owed to him. Initial police reports made it appear that the Mdeez had been stabbed in an incident of 'road rage' after the singer met in an accident. 

"After Mdeez was stabbed, he was driving himself to the hospital when he crashed into another vehicle. The initial reports made it seem like it was an incident of road rage but Mdeez was stabbed before the accident, the police have now issued a statement to clear that up," Green explained. 

Mdeez, who was signed to the Royalty and Respect label, had been booked to appear at this year's Reggae Sumfest show. 

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