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Trial starts for men accused of robbing, wounding senator

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THE CASE OF the wounding and robbery of Government Senator Virginia Irene Sandiford-Garner started today in the Continuous Sittings of the Criminal Assizes.

A nine-member jury was empanelled in Supreme Court No. 5 to try Jermaine Julian Andre Worrell and Reniko Jamal Taylor, who are charged with robbing Sandiford-Garner of a $1 000 cellular phone and wilfully and maliciously wounding the senator on October 12, 2011.

The men were arraigned today by Justice Olson Alleyne.

Attorneys Marlon Gordon and Safiya Moore are defending Taylor, while Kendrid Sargeant is defending Worrell.

Principal Crown Counsel Elwood Watts is leading the prosecution’s case.

The matter continues Monday at 9 a.m. when the Crown will begin calling its 12 witnesses, led by the complainant Sandiford-Garner. (Coastline Communication)

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