12 witnesses to testify in Sandiford-Garner robbery case

COURT TODAY BLOCKThe voir dire continued yesterday in the trial of two men accused of robbing a Government senator of a cellular phone nearly four years ago.

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 men have denied the charges before Justice Olson Alleyne in Supreme Court No. 5.

Legal arguments began over two weeks ago when Kendrid Sargeant, attorney for accused Worrell, made submissions in the absence of the jury.

Subsequently, attorney-at-law Marlon Gordon, who is representing Taylor, began his submissions.

Principal Crown Counsel Elwood Watts is prosecuting the case in which Taylor is also being represented by attorney-at-law Saffiya Moore.

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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