by Fernella Wedderburn
The robbery trial of Kedar Ondre Holloway will be handed over to the nine-member jury tomorrow after Justice Randall Worrell gives his summation of the case.
Holloway, of Block 2D Sunnyside Court, Deacon’s Farm, St Michael is on trial in the No. 2 Supreme Court accused of robbing Stacia Williams of $816.72 belonging to Massy Technologies on December 13, 2013.
When the case was called today the accused made his final submissions to the jury bringing the case which is being prosecuted by Senior Crown Counsel Olivia Davis, to a close.
The development followed yesterday’s sitting when Holloway gave his evidence under oath. He did not call any witnesses to give evidence on his behalf.
In his evidence he maintained “I am not the man that claims were made about stating that he robbed SurePay at Black Rock. I did not enter the SurePay with a gun, helmet nor mask. I did not enter SurePay period! I had no reason to be there.”
He admitted to signing written and oral statements but said those were done under duress.
“I would not dispute that fact with you the jury . . . I signed these statements, but they were not statements given by me. I signed these statements because I felt I had no other choice, being repeatedly beaten, under duress, feeling like I guan dead.”