Gun accused to know fate soon

A man accused of pointing a gun at another man and demanded that he “hand over the thing,” will know his fate in about three weeks as to whether he has to answer to the charge.

Demone Gilles, appeared before Senior Magistrate Nanette Forde-John, in the Scarborough First Court, on a charge of assault with intent to rob.

The charge laid by Detective Acting Sergeant Alicia Piggott, alleges that on July 11, 2011, Giles approached Lennox Collier at Bon Accord, pointed a gun at him and ordered him to “give me the thing.” Evidence before the court alleges that Gilles robbed another man in similar circumstances shortly afterwards.

However, on Monday, following the close of the trial, defence attorney for Gilles submitted a “no-case” submission, claiming that the prosecution’s case relied solely on the evidence of the alleged victim, Collier, who identified his client in a “Group ID” parade at the KFC outlet along Wilson Road/Carrington Street.

Further, in his argument, defence attorney for Gilles claimed Gilles was the only person in the outlet, and in police custody, at the time Collier “identified” him.

In response, prosecutor Acting Sergeant Marvin Campbell claimed that on the date in question, Collier was approached by the accused, Gilles, and was able to identify him. Campbell also submitted that at the “Group ID” parade at KFC, Collier also “identified” Gilles as the person who had “tried to rob him”

Magistrate Forde-John indicated that she needed time to review the ‘recorded’ evidence in the matter.

The Magistrate is expected to rule in the matter on February 18.

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