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Wife Accused In Banker's Murder

By CHESTER ROBARDS Tribune Senior Reporter crobards@tribunemedia.net THE wife of murdered banker Stephen Sherman appeared in court yesterday accused of conspiring to have him killed. Renae Knowles-Sherman, 43, was arraigned and charged with conspiracy to commit murder and abetment to murder. Two other men were arraigned with her on the same matter before Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez. Knowles-Sherman was not required to enter a plea and will be served with a voluntary bill of indictment on May 16. The two men who were arraigned with her were also not required to enter a plea and will also be served with a voluntary bill of indictment on May 16. Janaldo Farrington was charged with murdering Mr Sherman. He was also charged with armed robbery, accused of stealing a mobile phone and cash from Mr Sherman and of robbing a juvenile of cash. Jermaine Russell was charged with conspiracy to commit murder and abetment to murder. Another man, Cordero Bethel, 21, of Pinewood Gardens, was arraigned last Thursday for multiple charges of armed robbery and also being involved in the murder of Mr Sherman. During the arraignment he passed out on the tile floor of Court Six. All of those accused of Mr Sherman's murder were denied bail and were remanded to Her Majesty's Prison. A crowd of Mr Sherman's family gathered outside the magistrate's court complex on Nassau Street, heckling Knowles-Sherman as she was led into the courthouse. During her arraignment, Knowles-Sherman sat staring blankly, only changing her countenance to speak to her lawyer and to scoff at a policeman whose mobile phone began to ring just before the judge entered the courtroom. She and her co-accused sat with their hands cuffed behind their backs until the magistrate read the charges against them. Mr Sherman, the county's 18th homicide, was shot to death during a hold up outside his Yamacraw home shortly after 8pm on Friday, February 17. The gunman reportedly got out of a silver coloured Honda to rob Mr Sherman of his cell phone before he shot him and made his escape in the same car. It is reported that Mr Sherman's niece was also in the car when the attack took place.

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