Man charged with Independence Day murder

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – D’javon Johnson, 32, also known as “Twin,” of Cox Way, was arraigned before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt for the stabbing death of Nicartha Murphy, which occurred on July 10th.

According to police reports, it was shortly after 9:00 p.m. on Independence Day, when two men were in the parking lot of a business establishment on East Street South and Cox Way, when they got into an altercation, which escalated and resulted in them stabbing each other about the body.

Both men were transported to hospital, where one of them, Nicartha, was later pronounced dead.

Last year, Murphy’s twin brother, Elcartha, was also shot and killed.

Johnson was not required to enter a plea and was denied bail. He has been remanded to The Bahamas Department of Correctional Services until August 19thfor a voluntary bill of indictment.