Trio accused of killing Trumayne ‘Passion’ Daway freed
The three persons accused in the Trumayne ‘Passion’ Daway murder trial were freed today in the High Court.
Vernon Bernard, Maybelline Rodriguez and Rafael Harrigan were charged with murder and illegal possession of a firearm.
But Justice Richard Floyd upheld a no-case submission submitted by the defence attorneys representing the trio. The judge, thereafter, indicated to the jury to return a not guilty verdict on the two charges.
Justice Floyd indicated he considered the evidence presented by the prosecution before the court and it was not strong enough to proceed with a case against the three accused.
Deputy Director of Public Prosecution and principal prosecutor on the case Kellei-Gaye Smith said the Crown will consider appealing the decision.
Harrigan was represented by Michael Lashley QC and Michael Maduro, Bernard was represented by Richard Rowe, and Rodriguez was represented by Valerie Stephens-Gordon QC.