By LAMECH JOHNSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
A MAN asked a magistrate why so many other charges were brought against him yesterday concerning an armed robbery of which he is accused of committing.
Magistrates Andrew Forbes told 27-year-old Deangelo Adderley that his question was an issue he could raise with his lawyer at his trial, adding that the day’s proceeding was just for arraignment purposes.
Adderley of Yamacraw Hill faces a charge of armed robbery, a charge of receiving and three counts of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.
Concerning armed robbery and receiving, he was not required to enter a plea. However, he pleaded not guilty to the remaining offences.
It is claimed that he, while armed with a handgun, robbed and dishonestly received a gold chain, handbag and passport from Clara Bain valued at $875.
It is further claimed that he put Ms Bain and two others in fear for their lives with the firearm.
Magistrate Forbes informed Adderley that his case would be fast-tracked to the Supreme Court for trial through service of a Voluntary Bill of Indictment (VBI).
The VBI service is scheduled for Adderley’s next Magistrates Court appearance, April 28.
Adderley was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison in the interim.
He was not represented in yesterday’s proceedings.