A MAN who was once charged with the offence of murder, pleaded not guilty to the multi-million dollar armed robbery committed on Princess Ramada Casino last year.
Jamil Junior Young, aka Jamil Charles, 29, of Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, on Thursday who applied the Administration of Justice Act (AJA) for summary hearing. Young denied that on April 29, 2016 at Providence, East Bank Demerara while being in the company of others and armed with a gun, he robbed Daniel Reynolds of $9M, property of the Princess Ramada Casino.
The matter is adjourned until June 19, 2017 for statements and Young remains on remand. Three men, Wayne Griffith, Junior Stewart and Andrew Blackman, have also been charged with the crime. Their trial is currently ongoing before City Magistrate Leron Daly.
According to reports, gunmen entered the casino and discharged several rounds. They allegedly relieved a security guard of his shotgun and ordered patrons and staffers to lie on the ground. It was reported that the armed men also held a cashier at gunpoint and made off with a quantity of local and foreign currency.
Young was previously charged with the murder of Randy Persaud but the matter was discharged by Magistrate Dylon Bess after a prima facie case was not established against him.