Man denies charges in smash that killed brother

| 23/09/2013

(CNS): A 26-year-old man charged with causing the death of his younger brother by dangerous driving pleaded not guilty during the Grand Court proceedings on Friday. Eduardo Robinson was the driver of the vehicle that crashed into a wall in the Prospect area in October last year with Egbert Robinson as a passenger. Meanwhile, after sustaining head injuries in a failed burglary attempt in Savannah, Harrison McLean Jr also appeared before Justice Charles Quin and pleaded not guilty to a single count of burglary. McLean was chopped in the head with a machete when he broke into the home and was confronted by the owner.

The court also heard Friday in the regular mentions list from Marlon Dillon, a key crown witness in a major trial. Dillon, who is a defendant as well as a witness in the trial, made his first appearance in court on robbery related charges via video link. His attorney put the court on notice that an abuse of process application was being made on Tuesday, when the defendant returns to court to be arraigned on charges in connection with a robbery at the local TV company, WestStar.

Garry Hurlston (41), charged with the attempted murder of Wesley Clarke, who has remained in a coma since June last year, continued to express his concern with legal aid lawyers and insisted on representing himself with the assistance of an attorney. Hurlston told the judge that his appearances in court have been a "waste of time" and made claims that he was wrongfully arrested. However, after many weeks of issues relating to the defendant’s case, Justice Quin interjected and said, "You've had countless lawyers; your actions have caused these delays."

The judge followed the order made by the presiding judge in Hurlston's case that the partially heard trial is to continue as expected on the 21 October, regardless of his representation status.

Justice Quin also heard a Cayman Brac woman plead her innocence to an attempted murder charge. Katie Joe Powell made her first appearance in Grand Court for a count of attempted murder and wounding with intent in April of this year.

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