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Unanimous Verdict As Man Cleared Of Murder

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

A MAN was cleared of murder in the Supreme Court yesterday when a jury returned a 12-0 not guilty verdict.

Sean Brown, 22, was standing trial before Acting Justice Justice Cheryl Grant-Bethel concerning the April 2, 2012 killing of Noel Roker. Roker was shot dead while visiting friends on Dorsett Street in Bain Town.

Witnesses, who did not appear to testify, identified Brown as the person who shot Roker in the head on the day in question.

However, their statements were read into evidence under Section 66 of the Evidence Act by Sergeant Jamal Evans of the Central Detective Unit.

Brown, in his defence, said that he was gambling at a friend’s home on Rupert Dean Lane when he heard gunshots.

Someone came to the home and said that Noel “Noey” Roker had been shot at Dorsett Alley.

Brown retained Lennox Coleby and Stanley Rolle to defend him. Darnell Dorsett prosecuted the case for the Crown.

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