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Shaquille Oliver And Andy Curtis Acquitted Of Armed Robbery

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

TWO men were cleared of armed robbery in Supreme Court on Thursday.

Shaquille Oliver and Andy Curtis were standing trial in connection with the March 13, 2013 gunpoint robbery of George Hall, who was accosted for his jewelry and cellular phone.

The men pleaded not guilty at the start of trial on Tuesday; however, legal discussions before Justice Carolita Bethell with Crown and defence counsel were held in the jury's absence.

The discussions were pivotal to the Crown's case of identification concerning the pair, The Tribune understands.

On Thursday, prosecutor Sandradee Gardiner offered no further evidence and the judge directed the jury to acquit Oliver and Curtis. They had faced up to life imprisonment if convicted of the crime.

They were defended by Romona Farquharson-Seymour.

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