New Trial Date Expected In Teacher Murder Trial


Tribune Staff Reporter


A NEW trial date is expected to be set for two men and a teenager to stand trial in Supreme Court concerning the murder of a private school teacher.

Armando Sargeant, 22, Johnny Mackey, 26, and an 18-year-old who cannot be named because he was charged as a minor, appeared before Justice Bernard Turner yesterday for their scheduled start of trial concerning the November 11, 2015 attempted armed robbery and murder of Joyelle McIntosh.

However, the teen had yet to be appointed legal representation since last Thursday after his former counsel Terrel Butler, at a pre-trial hearing, withdrew her representation of him.

The teen had asked the judge to appoint a lawyer at the public’s expense.

The matter has been further adjourned to October 4 for fixture hearing when a new date for trial will be set.

It is alleged that the teen, along with Sargeant and Mackey, attempted to rob the Queen’s College teacher, at gunpoint, of her 2009 silver Toyota Corolla worth $6,000.

It is further alleged that during the failed carjacking, the victim was shot multiple times in her head and body. She later crashed into a wall at the intersection of Parkgate and Village Roads and died of her injuries at the scene.

All three accused have denied the allegations.

Sargeant is defended by Ian Cargill and Mackey by Elsworth Johnson.

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