On trial

Lashley accused of robbing woman of jewellery

The trial of robbery accused Jessy Alphonso Lashley continued in the High Court today.

For the second straight day, the nine-member jury heard evidence in the case in which the Kings Village, King Street, St Michael resident is alleged to have robbed Jennifer Hunte of a chain and pendant, a ring and a bangle worth $1,750 on August 22, 2012.

The trial, presided over by Justice Randall Worrell, heard evidence from the officers who investigated the incident over five years ago.

One of those officers was Police Constable Gregory Parris, who was attached at the Criminal Investigations Division.

Under questioning from Crown Counsel Oliver Thomas, Parris revealed that he was on duty along Kings Street when information came over the “airwaves” that police were pursuing a suspect in connection with a robbery.

Parris said the only other information received was that the suspect was wearing a blue shirt and a blue pants and on that basis, he spotted and arrested Lashley, who was 26 years old at the time.

The case against Lashley, who is being represented by attorney-at-law Mohia Ma’at, continues in the No.2 Supreme Court tomorrow.

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