Trial date set in Joshua Bains murder case

Two men are set to stand trial over the death of Joshua Bains in Northampton last October.

Jerome Smikle, aged 27, of St Leonard’s Road, Far Cotton, Northampton, and Kayongo Shuleko, aged 25, of Cornwallis Avenue, Edmonton, north London, are both accused of murdering Mr Bains, aged 28, who died after being shot in Webb Drive, Upton, on Thursday, October 4, 2018.

A third man, Lewis James Carmody, aged 22, of Walmer Close, Upton, Northampton, is accused of assisting an offender.

All three defendants entered not guilty pleas at a pre-trial hearing at Birmingham Crown Court on Friday, February 8, and were remanded in custody.

The case was adjourned for trial at Birmingham Crown Court from May 1, 2019.

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