Attempted murder trial due to start today
The trial of three men charged with two counts of attempted murder is expected to get underway this morning.
In Supreme Court yesterday, Devon Hewey, 23, Cervio Cox, 29, both from Warwick, and Julian Washington, 23, from Pembroke, all pleaded not guilty to counts of attempting to murder Lavon Thomas and Darren Thompson during a Reid Street shooting on March 24 last year. The trio also pleaded not guilty to the charge of using a firearm to commit an indictable offence.
The trial was due to start yesterday, but after a lengthy jury selection process — which saw several potential jurors asking to be excused for economic reasons — Puisne Judge Charles-Etta Simmons stood the 12-man panel down for the day before the lunchtime break. The jury will be sworn in tomorrow morning before the trial gets underway.
Mr Hewey is represented by Shade Subair, Mr Cox by Craig Attridge, and Mr Washington by Larry Mussenden.
Prosectors Carrington Mahoney, Susan Mulligan and Larissa Burgess represent the Crown.