First day in court for two
“GENTLEMEN, you are jointly charged with . . . .”
Those words by Magistrate Christopher Birch to the two men who were held in connection with the fatal fire at Campus Trendz signalled the start of the first of what will be many court appearances in Bridgetown Traffic Court yesterday.
Renaldo Anderson Alleyne, 21, of Prescod Bottom, Hindsbury Road, St Michael, and Jamar De-Wayne Orlando Bynoe, 19, of Headley Land, Bank Hall, St Michael, stood emotionlessly in the dock and listened as Magistrate Birch read 12 charges to them yesterday.
The two are jointly charged with entering Chicken Galore on August 13 and stealing cash belonging to Chickmont Foods while armed with cutlasses and destroying that place by fire on the same date.
They are also jointly charged with murdering Tiffany Harding, Kellishaw Olivierre, Kelly-Ann Welch, Shanna Griffith, Nikkita Belgrave and Pearl Cornelius – six counts – on September 3; entering Campus Trendz, on Tudor Street, and stealing $1 000 while armed with knives; and destroying the store by fire on the same date.
Bynoe is solely charged with wounding Campus Trendz manager Bibi Ally with intent on September 3 and destroying, by fire, a car belonging to Kelly Corbin, on July 8, this year.
Neither of the two was represented and neither was required to plead to the indictable charges.
“Gentlemen, you are both remanded in custody to October 12, 2010. Take them away,” Magistrate Birch ordered. (HLE)