Relief for 23-year-old cleared of armed robbery


Tribune Staff Reporter


A YOUNG man breathed a sigh of relief after he was cleared of armed robbery charges in the Supreme Court yesterday.

Justice Guillimina Archer-Minns oversaw the trial of Bradshaw Demeritte, 23, who was charged with armed robbery and receiving.

Demeritte was found not guilty of robbing Linda Poitier of her black handbag at gunpoint on November 11, 2019, in New Providence. The bag was said to contain Ms Poitier’s bank cards, cell phone and $235 in cash.

Calvin Seymour represented Demeritte. Uel Johnson was the prosecutor.

After reviewing the evidence, a nine-person jury returned a unanimous not guilty verdict on both charges.

Before he was released from custody, Demeritte told a tearful relative in court: “I’m coming home.”

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