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Slain Banker’s Murder Trial Adjourned

It will be another few days before testimony in the murder trial of the two men accused of killing a banker continues.

The case was adjourned yesterday due to legal arguments.

Pinewood Gardens residents, Cordero Bethel and Janaldo Farrington are accused of the February 17, 2012 shooting death of banker, Stephen Sherman.

The men are also being tried for conspiracy to commit murder and armed robbery while Sherman’s wife, Renee Sherman is on trial for conspiracy to commit murder and abetment to murder.

According to police, Sherman, an assistant manager at the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), was shot in the head shortly after pulling up to his Yamacraw Shores home.

He was robbed of his cell phone before being shot.

Jurors yesterday heard from another one of the Sherman’s neighbours, the only person to testify in the case.

The witness told the court he was at home when he heard a gunshot around 7:30 p.m. on the night Sherman was murdered.

He said he immediately ran outside and saw a car speeding off.

The witness added that soon after, he heard screaming from a little girl saying, “He got shot.”

According to the young man, when asked who got shot, the girl replied, “He’s right over there.”

The witness said he recognised Sherman as the victim.

He said Renee, whom he identified as the woman sitting in the prisoner’s dock along with her co-accused, came outside and then asked who had been shot.

The witness said after that police were called to the scene.

Supreme Court Justice Roy Jones is presiding over the case.

Lead prosecutor is Sandra Dee Gardiner while Murrio Ducille leads the defence team.

Testimony is expected to continue in the case on Monday, September 16 at 10:00 a.m.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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