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Girlfriend tells court how Cann was murdered

A gunman lay in wait for Parkside member Garry Cann and brandished a weapon at his girlfriend before shooting him dead, a jury heard this afternoon.

Sancha Durham told the Supreme Court her boyfriend of one year had been a member of the group, and had “Parkside” tattooed on his hands.

He was hit by gunfire in the driveway of Ms Durham's Somerset residence.

Two Sandys men are accused of Mr Cann's premeditated murder, along with using a firearm to commit an indictable offence, on the night of December 15, 2009.

Zikai Cann, 24, of Seawall Drive and Jermaine Simmons, 38, of Spring Benny Road, have both denied the charges.

Opening the case for the prosecution, Crown counsel Loxly Ricketts told the jury there was no witness who had directly seen the two men fire the fatal shot.

“But we have several circumstances that you will piece together and be able to say that you are sure that they were the ones who committed this act,” Mr Ricketts said.

He told jurors that the victim's girlfriend had backed her vehicle into the drive of 82 Sound View Road, and got out with Mr Cann, carrying a number of items.

“A gun discharged and a bullet went into Garry Cann,” Mr Ricketts said.

Ms Durham heard “footsteps of more than one person” as the assailants ran a short distance away. Two men down the road were seen getting on a motorcycle.

“Later, another person saw two persons on a motorcycle and recognised those two to be the two you see in court today,” the prosecutor added.

The trial continues tomorrow.

Murder victim Garry Cann

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Published June 04, 2014 at 6:10 pm (Updated June 04, 2014 at 6:11 pm)

Girlfriend tells court how Cann was murdered

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