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New Hearing Date For John Bull Raid Appeal

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

A NEW hearing date has been set for a man contesting his conviction for conspiring to rob a John Bull retail store.

David Collins appeared in the Court of Appeal yesterday for a status hearing into his matter concerning the May 2011 incident.

Crown respondent and Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Franklyn Williams informed the court that he was now in possession of the transcripts from the six-month long case.

The matter was adjourned to October 29 for a substantive hearing.

In October 2012, Collins and Jonathan Armbrister were convicted of conspiracy to commit armed robbery when jurors found Armbrister guilty by a count of 7-2 and were split, 6-3, on Collins.

Both men were found not guilty of armed robbery while Collins was found guilty of causing damage and receiving.

Armbrister and Collins were sentenced to 25 years and 20 years in prison respectively; however both have applied to challenge their conviction and sentence.

The appeals are being heard separately as Armbrister is represented by Jerome Roberts.

Geoffrey Farquharson represents Collins.

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