By LAMECH JOHNSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
A MAN awaiting trial for armed robbery had the charge withdrawn against him in the Supreme Court yesterday.
Kendrick McKenzie, 24, appeared before Senior Justice Stephen Isaacs for a status hearing concerning his trial into the knife and gunpoint hold up of a woman on January 8, 2012.
The matter had been adjourned by two weeks for the Office of the Attorney General to decide whether to proceed with trial.
Crown prosecutor Algernon Allen II yesterday presented a nolle prosequi signed by the attorney general asking that the charge be discontinued against the accused.
Calvin Seymour, lawyer for the accused, and Senior Justice Isaacs were also served with the document, which was dated October 28, 2015.
The Office of the Attorney General could bring the case against McKenzie again at any time in the Supreme Court, but it is unlikely.
Since being formally arraigned in Supreme Court, McKenzie denied robbing a woman of $950 cash, a black purse, Bahamian driver’s licence, passport and Scotia Bank card.
A person tried and convicted of armed robbery faces upwards to life imprisonment.
Though discharged, McKenzie remains at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services in connect with another criminal offence.