From the Courts
March 8, 2013

20-year-old to answer Uroy “Laybay” Robertson murder charge

The name Kenny “Puppy” Lewis will be on the next Criminal Assizes list as he is set to answer to a charge of murder of Uroy “Laybay” Robertson.{{more}}

Following the conclusion of the Preliminary Inquiry into Robertson’s death on Tuesday, at the Serious Offences Court, Chief Magistrate Sonya Young found that the prosecution provided sufficient evidence for the matter to be heard in the high court at its next practical sitting.

The 24-year-old Evesham resident suffered a single gunshot to the left side of his head, which destroyed his brain, and lodged in his right cheek.

Robertson was killed less than an hour after he was released from police custody on September 2, 2012 at Walvaroo.

A total of nine prosecution witnesses were called to testify in the matter, including mother of the deceased, Joan Robertson.

Lewis, 20, also of Walvaroo, is currently serving a two and a half year prison sentence after pleading guilty at the Serious Offences Court last month to charges of gun and ammunition possession.

Chief Magistrate Young sentenced Lewis to two and a half years for possession of a 12-gauge shot gun and a year for possession of six rounds of 12-gauge ammunition on September 5, 2012.

The sentences will run concurrently.(KW)