Man Denies Murdering Two Men From Same Family


Tribune Staff Reporter


A MAN denied murdering two men from the same family four years apart when he was arraigned in Supreme Court on Friday.

Shirvon Stubbs, 23, of Yellow Elder Gardens, is alleged to be the culprit behind the August 11, 2010, shooting death of Jermaine Rolle Sr in Yellow Elder Gardens and accused of the December 13, 2014, attack on Rolle's sons in which 18-year-old Jaquan Rolle was shot dead and 14-year-old Ashton Dorsett critically injured.

Stubbs stood before Justice Bernard Turner on Friday to answer to murder and attempted murder charges and to learn when he would stand trial for those separate matters.

In March 2012, Stubbs was granted $30,000 bail after a judge ruled that he would not be tried "within a reasonable time". He had been in custody a month after the incident but had yet to receive a trial date.

On Friday Prosecutor Garvin Gaskin asked Justice Turner if the court was minded to set a trial date in 2015 given the length of time since the alleged incident occurred.

Glendon Rolle, lawyer for Stubbs in this case, said if the court was minded to set a date in 2015 he would do his best to make the accommodation. The judge set the trial for August 4 before Acting Justice Cheryl Grant-Bethell.

Stubbs pleaded not guilty to murder and attempted murder in the second arraignment, concerning last December's incident.

Jaquan Rolle was shot multiple times and killed around 2pm after attending the funeral of his elder brother, Jermaine Rolle Jr, who had been murdered two weeks before.

Their younger brother, Dorsett was also shot, after two masked gunmen ambushed the brothers at a traffic light on Soldier Road near Robinson Road.

The gunmen reportedly jumped out of a gold vehicle and shot the teens multiple times before speeding off. The brothers were taken to Princess Margaret Hospital, where Jaquan Rolle died shortly after arrival.

The 14-year-old underwent emergency surgery but has survived.

Stubbs will stand trial for this matter on October 3, 2016. He has retained Tai Pinder to defend him.

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