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Three In Court Over Deputy Pm Robbery

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

THREE men awaiting trial in connection with the robbery of Deputy Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis’ home appeared in Supreme Court for a status hearing on their case.

However, Jeffrey King, Tyrone Knowles, both 25, and 21-year-old Marc McCartney will have to return to court on September 26 for the hearing as to when the prosecutor conducting the case will be available for the hearing.

Rosalee Ferguson, who appears with lead prosecutor David Sweeting, asked Justice Vera Watkins for an adjournment of the case.

Geoffrey Farquharson, lawyer for the three accused men, confirmed to the judge that Mr Sweeting had informed him ahead of time that he would not be able to make the hearing as indicated by the prosecutor.

The request was granted and the matter adjourned.

The three accused deny involvement in the 2013 robbery at Mr Davis’ home.

They are accused of robbing Mr Davis of jewellery worth $93,000, a jewellery box worth $200, Baraka gold jewellery worth $700, an opal top wallet worth $450, a Royal Bank of Canada credit card and a driver’s license worth $15.

The three are also accused of robbing Mr Davis’ wife, Ann Marie Davis, of $2,953, and Wilberforce Seymour of $10. Mr Davis was acting prime minister at the time of the incident as Prime Minister Perry Christie was out of the country.

King and McCartney are on bail while Knowles is on remand at the Department of Correctional Services.

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