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Legal submissions continue in Sandiford-Garner case

COURT TODAY BLOCKNo evidence was led in the trial of two men accused of robbing a Government senator of a cellular phone just over three years ago, when the case continued in the No.5 Supreme Court today.

Reneko Jamal Taylor, 22, of Block 5F Division Drive, Eden Lodge, and Jermaine Julia Andre Worrell, 23, of Hinds Hill, Cave Hill, St Michael are accused of robbing Senator Irene Sandiford-Garner of a $1 000 cellular phone on October 12, 2011.  Worrell has an additional count of unlawful wounding.

Both accused men have denied the charges before Justice Olson Alleyne.

Principal Crown Counsel Elwood Watts is prosecuting the case in which Taylor is being represented by attorneys-at-law Marlon Gordon and Saffiya Moore, while Kendrid Sargeant is appearing for accused Worrell.

On Monday afternoon, soon after Sergeant Alwyn Austin began giving his evidence, the jury and witness were excused so that defence counsel Kendrid Sargeant could make legal submissions. Those continued today.    

Twelve witnesses are expected to testify during the trial, which is being heard by a jury of seven women and two men.

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