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Man Accused Of Murder, Attempted Murder To Get Retrial Date

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

A RETRIAL date will be determined in two weeks for a man accused of murder and attempted murder.

Shirvon Stubbs, 25, appeared before Justice Bernard Turner for a status hearing on Friday concerning a December 13, 2014 incident in which 18-year-old Jaquan Rolle was shot dead and then 14-year-old Ashton Dorsett critically injured.

Rolle and his brother were shot at on Soldier Road as they left the funeral of another brother, Jermaine Rolle Jr, who was killed on November 29.

Stubbs, defended by Glendon Rolle, was initially set to stand trial on October 3. However, while the jury was empanelled on that day, the matter was adjourned to October 5. But the case never commenced due to the approach and passing of Hurricane Matthew.

Last month, after the case had started, his lawyer was involved in a traffic accident resulting in a further week's delay.

Justice Turner ultimately discharged the jury so that the delay would not prejudice Stubbs' right to a fair trial.

In a status hearing on Friday, the lawyer indicated that he was still not 100 per cent recovered and the matter was adjourned to December 16 for a retrial date to be set.

Stubbs, who maintains his innocence, was remanded to the Department of Correctional Services until then.

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