From the Courts
December 20, 2013
Chief Magistrate makes ruling in ‘Yankee’ killing, Russells Cineplex robbery case

Chief Magistrate Sonya Young should have ruled yesterday in the Preliminary Inquiry into the killing of fish vendor Rodney “Yankee” Grant.{{more}}

The prosecution, led by senior prosecutor in the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions Adolphus Delpesche, closed the case on Wednesday, shortly after 11:30 a.m.

At the end, defense counsel Arthur Williams and Michaela Ambrose said they would submit written closing arguments to the court before the end of the work day.

The five men: Symce Williams, 24, of Ottley Hall; Zemroy Guy, 27, of Edinboro; Chad Jacobs, 29, of Arnos Vale, Clemroy Pinder, 26, of Ottley Hall and Kamara George, 31, of Old Montrose are jointly charged with having caused Grant’s death on July 28.

The fisherman was found lying face down in the middle of the Stoney Ground road, between the bridge and Colours supermarket. He had been shot in the head.

The five were also charged with being armed with a gun and robbing Mohendus Martin of a black wallet containing EC$720, of his property and EC$2,239, the property of Russell’s Cineplex; for assaulting Martin, to wit, beating him about his body with a gun, stamping and kicking and causing actual bodily harm; for having in their possession one .38 Smith and Wesson revolver without a licence; and for having in their possession six rounds of ammunition without a licence.

Williams and Pinder are not represented by counsel.(KW)