By LAMECH JOHNSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
A MAN has pleaded not guilty to the country’s first killing of 2012.
Jahjero Rolle, 28, of Turtle Drive was given July 29, 2013 as his date for trial before Senior Justice Jon Isaacs in connection with the New Year’s Day murder of Godfrey Davis.
Davis, 38, of St Michael Road, off Prince Charles Drive, was attacked and fatally stabbed by a man after he answered a knock on the door of his home around 10pm.
At Friday’s arraignment in the Supreme Court, Rolle denied the charge against him and pleaded not guilty.
In a separate arraignment, a man has denied chasing down two men and shooting them near a service station in East Bay Street.
Omar Chisholm, 34, of Yamacraw Beach Estates will stand trial before Justice Bernard Turner on April 7, 2014 facing two charges of attempted murder, which he denies.
It is claimed that on October 26, 2011, he tried to cause the deaths of Kevin Johnson and Franky Pierre.
The two men were chased down by a man and shot near the Esso service station in East Bay Street.
Prosecutors allege Chisholm was the culprit. At Friday’s Supreme Court arraignment, he pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Also on Friday, an 18-year-old and a minor were given a trial date in connection with a 2010 alleged rape of a female.
Shaquille Oneil Dean, 18, and a 17-year-old will both stand trial on September 2, 2013 before Senior Justice Isaacs. They each face a charge of rape where it claimed that on May 14, 2010, they had sexual intercourse with a female against her will.
Both pleaded not guilty to the charge. They are on bail.