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Gang leader trial begins

Published:Wednesday | April 16, 2008 | 11:41 AM

The murder trial of 43 year old reputed gang leader, Joel Andem is set to begin today in the Home Circuit Court.



The case was put off last week because Andem\'s co-accused businessman, Rupert Wallace, 45, and labourer, Rohan Masters, 25, were not taken to court.



Supreme Court Judge, Kay Beckford said if the two men were not taken to court today she would take action against the prison authority.



The three men are charged with the murder of 48 year old gas station operator Sylvia Edwards.



Mrs. Edwards who lived in Plantation Heights, St. Andrew was kidnapped along Red Hills Road, St. Andrew in July 2000.



When a demand for a ransom of $200,000 was not met, she was shot dead and buried in a shallow grave in Constitution Hill, St. Andrew.