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Murderers seeking to overturn convictions

Several convicted murderers are due to appear before the Court of Appeal next month as they seek to overturn their convictions.

Devon Hewey, Jay Dill, Julian Washington and Wolda Gardner, all of whom have been found guilty of premeditated murder, appear on a draft schedule for the court's next session.

Hewey and Dill were both jailed for the 2011 murder of footballer Randy Robinson, who was shot dead on Border Lane North, Devonshire, and sentenced to serve at least 40 years of a life sentence before being eligible for parole.

Washington was convicted of the 2012 murder of Stefan Burgess and attempted murder of Devana Bremer.

Both victims were shot while attending a party at a home on the Glebe Road. Washington was sentenced to serve a minimum of 30 years of a life sentence.

Gardner has been convicted of two murders — that of George Lynch in 2010 and Malcolm Augustus in 2012. Mr Lynch was shot dead while visiting a neighbour, while Mr Augustus was killed early Christmas morning in St George's.

While Hewey, Dill and Washington are all appealing both their conviction and their sentences, Gardner is only appealing against conviction.

Also listed to be mentioned is Norris Simpson, who is appealing his conviction for the 2011 murder of social worker Ida James, who was stabbed to death in her home.

Several other matters are also listed to be mentioned, including Josef Smith and Taariq Clarke, both of whom are appealing their sentences for aggravated burglary. Smith and Clarke were jailed for 14 and 7½ years respectively for their involvement in an armed robbery in which Clarke himself was shot.

Joeshun Russell is scheduled to appeal his conviction of burglary, while Darrin Virgil will appeal his conviction for conspiring to import cannabis.

The session is due to run from February 28 to March 18.

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Court bid: Wolda Gardner, who has been convicted of two murders, is appealing against his conviction (File photograph by Akil Simmons)

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Published February 06, 2016 at 8:00 am (Updated February 06, 2016 at 7:35 pm)

Murderers seeking to overturn convictions

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