By LAMECH JOHNSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
A DATE has been set for three accused men to stand trial in the Supreme Court in connection with the fatal Freedom Park, Fox Hill, drive-by shooting that claimed four lives and injured seven others late last year.
Justin Williams, Jermaine Curry and Peter Rolle, in their appearance before Senior Justice Jon Isaacs yesterday, were told that a month – September 12 to October 7, 2016 – has been set aside for their trial because three accused and a number of witnesses are to testify.
The three men, aged 22, 25 and 29, have denied the charges.
The three men are alleged to have murdered four persons – Claudezino Davis, Shaquille Demeritte, Eric Morrison and Sheique Sands – on December 27, 2013.
They are also charged with having tried to murder Chino, Janet and John Davis, Benjamin Demeritte, Samuel Ferguson, Jermaine Pratt and Leroy Taylor.
Around 6pm that day occupants of a small, dark vehicle opened fire “with a variety of weapons” in the area just behind the basketball court where several persons were gathered awaiting Junkanoo results.
Claudezine Davis was pronounced dead at the scene while 10 others were taken to hospital in private vehicles and an ambulance.
Shaquille Demeritte, Eric Morrison and Sheique Sands died in hospital of their injuries.
Williams has retained Geoffrey Farquharson to defend him while Curry is defended by Krysta Mason-Smith and Rolle by Jomo Campbell.