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‘Youth-I’ to stand trial

‘Youth-I’ to stand trial


Come the June assizes, Donny “Youth-I” Williams’ name will be on the list to stand trial in the High Court.{{more}}

On Monday at the Serious Offences Court, Chief Magistrate Sonya Young found that there was enough evidence led against 33-year-old Williams, a painter of Caratal Village, to commit him to stand trial in the High Court for the murder of Odinga Collins on June 16, 2007 at Georgetown.

It was alleged that Collins, 22, of Bay Road Georgetown went to the Miss North Windward beauty pageant at the Spotlight Stadium but was standing outside. According to reports, Collins was in the company of others when it was alleged that a masked man approached him and fired several shots in his direction. When the smoke cleared, Collins was left with a gunshot wound to his back. He died on the spot.

The month long Preliminary Inquiry saw a total of ten prosecution witnesses being called to the stand to give evidence under oath.

At the closing stages, defence attorney Joseph Delves entered a no case submission citing that there was not sufficient evidence to have his client committed to stand trial. Delves stated that Williams was never at the scene of the crime and that he (Williams) and the deceased were long time friends.

Delves also addressed the matter of identification of his client citing that several witnesses couldn’t place him at the scene of the crime.

Magistrate Young, in replying to Delves’ no-case submission said that she thought that it was a matter for a judge and jury to decide in the High Court. (KW)