THREE men on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to the brutal murder of Jason Cort, the Rubis Accountant who was shot and killed by bandits at his Meadowbrook Gardens home in 2015.
Stancy Rodney, 30; Linton Eastman, 33, and Clifton Gibson, 33, pleaded not guilty to the charge which read that on June 17, 2015, at Meadowbrook Gardens, Georgetown, during the course of a robbery, they murdered Cort.
The trio will stand trial for the capital offence before Justice Brassington Reynolds at the Demerara High Court. The trial will continue today.
On the day in question around 22:30hrs, Cort was shot to the chest when gunmen invaded his home before making off with his licensed firearm, mobile phone and Nintendo game.
Cort had just returned home from an outing with his girlfriend. She was also at home at the time of the incident but was unhurt. It was reported that the bandits took Cort’s licensed firearm, cellphone, gold band, chain, ring and an X-Box console.
One person from the community had indicated that after hearing the loud explosion and looking outside, they observed persons scaling the fence of Cort’s home and fleeing up the road.