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Supreme Court Hears Robbery Case Update

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

A MAN awaiting trial on a number of armed robbery charges appeared in the Supreme Court yesterday for a case management hearing.

Selvin Seymour, 21, was due to appear before Senior Justice Stephen Isaacs for an update on his cases concerning a series of gunpoint robberies committed in February of this year.

Though the accused was taken late to the courtroom, his lawyer Geoffrey Farquharson indicated that he and prosecutor Rosalee Ferguson had agreed to schedule another status hearing for February 24, 2017 concerning other evidence in the Crown’s possession that had not been turned over to the defence.

Mr Farquharson said that the cases all stem from a purported video confession given by his client whom he alleged was brutalised in police custody.

Seymour allegedly carried out eight armed robberies, two attempted armed robberies and injured one of his victims during a spree that prosecutors allege spanned from February 3 to 26.

Seymour is accused of taking three vehicles at gunpoint on February 3 and injuring one of those victims. He is also accused of attempting to rob a woman of a 2014 Chevy Cobalt and robbing another woman of cash and an iPhone 5s.

On February 26, Seymour allegedly robbed a man of a Samsung Galaxy phone valued at $750. He also allegedly robbed a woman of a 2007 Mercedes Benz, a Gucci handbag and $1,500 cash.

On February 25, Seymour is accused of attempting to rob a man of his vehicle.

He has denied the allegations.

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