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Stuart found guilty in Sheraton Mall murder trial


RACHELLE AGARD

Stuart found guilty in Sheraton Mall murder trial
Hakeem Roberto Stuart. FILE)

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Hakeem Roberto Stuart has been found guilty of murder by unanimous decision.

Stuart, 24, of Shelburne Gap, St Lawrence, Christ Church, had pleaded not guilty to killing 32-year-old Damian Trotman on March 21, 2019, at Sheraton Centre, also in Christ Church.

The jury took three-and-a-half hours to return a decision in the No. 3 Supreme Court.

The matter, which has been followed closely by the public, lasted for three-and-a-half weeks.

A 12-member mixed jury heard the matter, while Justice Carlisle Greaves presided.

Director of Public Prosecutions Donna Babb-Agard and State Counsel Romario Straker represented the State, and Andrew Pilgrim KC, Sian Lange and Kamesha Benjamin represented Stuart.

Stuart returns for sentencing on January 27, 2023.  (RA)

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