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Man accused of killing shopkeeper in 2012 to know fate today

Published:Thursday | October 29, 2015 | 10:47 AM

A jury is today expected to hand down its verdict at the trial of Andino Buchanan, the motorist charged with the 2012 murder of shopkeeper, Clayton Byfield, from Rock Hall, St Andrew.

Justice Gloria Smith, who started her summation on Tuesday, is expected to complete the process today. 

That would pave the way for the matter to be turned over to the 12-member jury at Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston. 

Director of Public Prosecutions, Paula Llewellyn, and Crown Counsel Michelle Salmon are representing the Crown. 

Attorney-at-law Randolf Williams is representing Buchanan who has denied any involvement in the murder. 

It is alleged that on March 16, 2012, Byfield was at his shop when he was held up by two robbers then fatally shot.

The police reportedly intercepted the getaway car being driven by Buchanan.

Another man, Troy Smith who was travelling in Byfield's car was found wearing the shopkeeper’s gold chain.

Smith and another accused, Precious Williams have pleaded guilty to murder. 

They are to be sentenced on November 6.