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Trio Spared Life Sentences For Burger King Raid

By KORTNEY RODGERS

THE trio convicted of the armed robbery of a Burger King restaurant in Cable Beach faced life imprisonment when they appeared in the Supreme Court yesterday for sentencing.

However, 21-year-old Dwaynette Taylor, the Burger King employee who was described as “the mastermind in the plot”, received eight years in Her Majesty’s Prison for each charge she faced.

Her accomplices, Tony Newbold, 30, and Kadeem Bain, 22, received 12 years imprisonment for conspiracy to commit armed robbery and nine years for firearm possession.

Taylor was represented by Calvin Seymour, while Bain was represented by Roberto Reckley. Newbold did not have a lawyer. The case was prosecuted by Patrick Sweeting and Anishka Hanchell.

Justice Roy Jones said the three showed no remorse despite their lawyers’ pleas for leniency.

On Saturday, October 26, 2011, the three, while armed with a gun robbed the Burger King located in Cable Beach of $19,000 around 6 pm.

They were also accused of endangering the lives of police officers PC 1856 Sands and CPL 2521 Seymour. The accused have 21 days to appeal the conviction and sentences.

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