By Zaya Williams
Murder accused Berle Wallace Jr has told the court that he did not kill personal trainer Christopher Smithers.
Wallace Jr, allegedly murdered Smithers of Friars Hill Development on March 1 2022.
According to reports, Smithers and Wallace Jr were involved in an altercation on St John’s Street at around 6.23pm that evening, during which Wallace Jr armed himself with a sharp object and stabbed Smithers.
Smithers, who was a trainer at Xtreme Fitness Club, was then rushed to the Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre for emergency treatment, but succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead just a few minutes later.
The matter came before the High Court on Friday, where he entered a plea before Justice Ann-Marie Smith.
By virtue of his not guilty plea, he will stand trial next year.