December 11, 2014
A man accused of the murder of a police reservist has been acquitted.
Justice Roy Jones on Tuesday directed the 12-member jury to acquit Andrew Gibson of the May 31, 2012 shooting death of Dennis Clarke after he upheld a no-case submission by attorney Dorsey McPhee.
Prosecutors alleged that the 55-year-old was gunned down outside Superwash Laundromat on Prince Charles Drive during an armed robbery. Gibson was accused of taking Clarke's gold chain.
Roger Thompson prosecuted.
In other court news, the prosecution on Wednesday closed its case against Indrick Tilme.
Prosecutors allege that Tilme broke into the home of Shawn and Mavis Rolle during the early morning hours of July 9, 2012.
Police arrested Tilme the following day after they saw him in a 2007 Nissan Tida taken during the armed robbery.
Tilme has pleaded not guilty to charges of burglary, armed robbery and attempted murder at his trial before Justice Vera Watkins.
Mr. Rolle told the jury that he was asleep at his home in Miller's Creek when he was awakened around 2:30 a.m. by a noise he went to investigate.
He said that after leaving his downstairs bedroom he saw three young men -- two in the front room and the other in the kitchen.
He said he asked the men what they were doing in his house. The only response he got were two gunshots.
WIlfred Bain represents Tilme who is on bail. Viola Barnett and David Cox are the prosecutors.
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News date : 12/11/2014 Category : Nassau Guardian Stories