Stuart found guilty in Sheraton Mall murder trial

Hakeem Roberto Stuart has been found guilty of murder by unanimous decision.

Stuart, 24, of Shelburne Gap, St Lawrence, Christ Church, had pleaded not guilty to killing 32-year-old Damian Trotman on March 21, 2019, at Sheraton Centre, also in Christ Church.

The jury took three-and-a-half hours to return a decision in the No. 3 Supreme Court.

The matter, which has been followed closely by the public, lasted for three-and-a-half weeks.

A 12-member mixed jury heard the matter, while Justice Carlisle Greaves presided.

Director of Public Prosecutions Donna Babb-Agard and State Counsel Romario Straker represented the State, and Andrew Pilgrim KC, Sian Lange and Kamesha Benjamin represented Stuart.

Stuart returns for sentencing on January 27, 2023.  (RA)

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