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Long Wall man to stand trial for attempted murder

Long Wall man to stand trial for attempted murder

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Long Wall resident Colin David has been committed to stand trial at the High Court for the attempted murder of a police officer and robbing an employee of the postal corporation.{{more}}

When Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne-Matthias announced her decision to send the matter to the High Court, a displeased David, while seated in the court, stated, “the justice system really corrupt.”

David is charged with the attempted murder of Police Constable 843 Julanie Jack and for being armed with a gun, robbing Cleopatra Wilson, a postal corporation worker of EC$102,000, on June 13, 2013.

Reports are that at about 11 a.m. on the day in question, a man snatched a deposit bag containing over $100,000 from Cleopatra Wilson, an employee of the postal corporation, who was returning from the bank.

Jack was in the vicinity at the time and during his attempt to apprehend the man, he was shot twice.

David’s counsel Michaela Ambrose made a no-case submission, which was overruled by the chief magistrate. Ambrose had argued that there were numerous gaps in the prosecution’s case and the matter was poorly investigated by officers involved.

She also said there were no eyewitness who took the stand to say that they saw her client commit the acts for which he is charged.

Browne-Matthias, in her response, noted that the court found that there was a prima facie case made out against David after listening to submissions from the defence and prosecution.

“There are enough issues here to be ventilated before a judge and jury,” Browne-Matthias said.

Former national footballer Dwayne Sandy had been named as a suspect in that matter. However, after being arrested twice, Sandy was released on June 22, 2014, without being charged. Attorney Israel Bruce also represents David in the matter. Senior prosecutor Adolphus Delpesche led the prosecution’s case.(KW)

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