Man to stand trial for aggravated burglary
From the Courts
April 26, 2022

Man to stand trial for aggravated burglary

A YOUNG MAN has been committed to stand trial for aggravated burglary.

Kenroy Bibby was 21 years old when he was charged with the indictable offence that he, on August 7, 2021, at New Montrose, trespassed into the dwelling house of retired principal, Antoinette Jardine while being armed with a cutlass.

Yesterday, April 25, the Serious Offences Court (SOC) conducted a paper committal reviewing a brief of the evidence in the matter. Lawyer, Israel Bruce represented the accused, while crown counsel Alana Cumberbatch was for the prosecution.

The brief included statements from six police officers, three civilians and one Justice of the Peace.

Bruce argued that there was only a string of tenuous evidence, while Cumberbatch returned that the crown was concerned with establishing a prima facie case (on the face of it) and that this having been done, the court is entitled and required to send on the matter.

Ultimately, Chief Magistrate, Rechanne Browne determined that Bibby should be committed to stand trial at the next practical sitting of the High Court assizes.

The accused had a choice to give his defence or reserve it for trial, and the choice was made to reserve.