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Accused robber to stand trial on December 29

Published:Monday | October 27, 2014 | 11:31 PMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:

A St James man, who reportedly robbed a male complainant at knife point, will stand trial in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court on December 29, after being offered bail in the sum of $60,000 on Tuesday.

Thirty-four-year-old David Murray, of an Albion address, pleaded not guilty to the charge of robbery with aggravation when he appeared before presiding Magistrate Carolyn Tie.

Although the details of the allegations were not outlined, the court was told that Murray held up the complainant with a knife and took $500 from him.

"Have you ever come to court for anything else?" RM Tie asked Murray, following his not-guilty plea.

"This is the second case ... the first was for assault," Murray answered.

"Where is the nearest police station to you?" asked RM Tie.

"Barnett Street Police Station," said Murray.

case-file complete

The court was also told that the prosecution's case file was complete and ready for trial, and that the prosecution would call three witnesses to give evidence.

"This case will be tried on December 29. I am offering you bail in the sum of $60,000 with three sureties, and if you take up your bail, you are to report at the Barnett Street Police Station every Wednesday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.," RM Tie told Murray, before ordering him to be taken back into police custody.