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Judge directs jury to clear men in shooting trial of two charges

A judge directed a jury to clear two men accused of a double shooting of two out of three charges they faced.

Jahmel Blakeney and Sanchey Grant were charged with attempted murder, gun possession and ammunition possession.

The allegations stem from the shooting of footballer Shaki Minors and his pregnant girlfriend Renee Kuchler outside Southside Cinema in St David’s on November 13, 2009.

Mr Blakeney is alleged to have masterminded the attack, and Mr Grant to have been the gunman.

Yesterday, following legal arguments, Puisne Judge Carlisle Greaves directed the Supreme Court jury to find the men not guilty of the gun and ammunition possession charges.

That means they now face just one count; attempted murder. They continue to maintain their innocence of that crime.

Mr Justice Greaves began to sum up the evidence in the case yesterday, and is set to continue on Monday.

On trial: Jahmel Blakeney (left) and Sanchey Grant (centre)

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Published November 19, 2011 at 7:47 am (Updated November 19, 2011 at 7:47 am)

Judge directs jury to clear men in shooting trial of two charges

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