Man freed of North Sophia ‘blocking’ murder

Romo Andrews, who was charged with killing Andrew Thomas was freed yesterday after he was found not guilty by a jury on both charges of murder and manslaughter in the High Court yesterday.

   Romo Andrews
Romo Andrews
Andrew Thomas
Andrew Thomas

The twelve-member jury panel found Andrews not guilty on both charges after they deliberated for more than two hours on the evidence presented in the case. He was on trial before Justice James Bovell-Drakes and was accused of stabbing Thomas, called ‘Payee’ and ‘Lumber Man’ on August 16, 2009.

Thomas was seated in a North Sophia shop looking at the television on the day of the incident when Andrews entered the shop and stood in front of the television, blocking Thomas’ view. An argument between the men ensued since Andrews refused to remove from his position.

Andrews then allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed Thomas. Thomas was then taken to the hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. State prosecutors Natasha Barker and Dhanika Singh presented the state’s case while Hukumchand appeared for the defence.

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