Randy Robinson Murder Trial Gets Underway

February 5, 2013

The trial of two men accused of killing Randy Robinson got underway in the Supreme Court yesterday [Feb 4].

At around 8.30pm on March 31 2011, 22-year-old Randy Robinson was shot multiple times in the Border Lane North, Pembroke area, and was pronounced dead on the scene.

A talented footballer, Mr Robinson represented Bermuda internationally at the 2009 Island Games, was nominated for the Bermuda Football Association’s [BFA] Young Player of the Year, was selected into the BFA Academy team, and played in the BFA 2007/08 All-Star Game.

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Jay Dill [24] and Devon Hewey [25] are both charged with the premeditated murder of Mr Robinson and with using a firearm to commit an indictable offence. They were originally charged with the offence in May 2012.

The jury was sworn in yesterday, consisting of seven men and five women. Garrett Byrne is the lead Prosecutor for the Crown, while Shade Subair and Larry Mussenden are defending the two men. The start of the trial was slightly delayed, and reporting restrictions were placed on the names of certain witnesses.

The Court heard that Mr Robinson himself was not a gang member, but did have relatives who were said to members of a centrally located gang. The victim’s mother testified, saying that her son had been “jumped” at the football game by men alleged gang members and she had fears for his safety.

Another witness testified they were due to meet Mr Robinson for a lobster dinner on March 31 2011 – the night he was killed.

There was a noticeable police presence outside the Court during the day, and a van containing police officers followed the prison van as it transported the defendants back to Westgate.

Both Hewey and Dill have have denied the charges, and the trial will continue today

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  1. Sigh... says:

    This case is the first one that will show how family members are in constant danger because of the decisions that are made by their loved ones. I am sending my love to all involved and the family of Randy and the defendents has it will be equally as hard for them...

    May justice prevail!!!

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    • Jones says:

      Equally as hard........are you serious??? The Robinson/Spence families have lost their child. How could their pain be equal to that of the parents of these two fools???

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    • Black Jesus says:

      It's something how gun-violence brings fear into the community, but when you see the faces of the shooters, they don't look scary one bit. They actually look like punks that work at a grocery store or maybe at a bank as a bank teller. They definitely don't look gangsta. But whether they are punks or gangstas, they all belong behind bars. No women for them in jail - that's too bad, lol.

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  2. duh says:

    They got no proof! Stay up brahs!

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  3. nok says:

    Your so dem right they choose to go out ---.The parents of the two fools should have turned them in a long time ago.They should be on the stand to for poor parenting.just saying

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    • pahh.. says:

      Jay Dills mother is supposed to be called as a witness so we shall see how this plays out!! Hopefully its not to defend this a#s she pushed out!!

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  4. hmmm says:

    MAY JUSTICE BE SERVED!

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  5. When are prisons/police going to learn how to move these prisoners around? They need to be shackled correctly, hands and feet. These fools think nothing of running.

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  6. BDA says:

    Devon Hewey lol does any body remember this guy sad lil metal turns people into breast

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  7. BDA says:

    Beast*

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  8. To Pahh, you need to f&^&^ right off and Jay Dill is not in no gang, Yes he has family member that are involved,so YA let's see how this plays out. Jay when you get off you need to SUE. F&^% ALL YOUR PEOPLE THAT THINK HE IS GUILTY.

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    • SINGLE MOM says:

      @ street code...sounds like Pah struck a nerve inna? Well if Jay ain't no part of a gang and he has family members that are ...then how should Randy's mom and dad feel ..huh? Because he is gone now ...dead! He was'nt a part of n e gang..and he too has relatives that are so called associated with gangs so you telling me that it's okay too justify the wrong doings of these lil stupid punks committing these acts as opposed too the victim's and their families who suffer from their lost !!! If he Jay is convicted then maybe Randy's family needs too sue !! #stfu

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  9. you

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  10. FREE JAY DILL

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  11. Yo nok! don't talk s$%# about any poor parenting,PEOPLE like YOU seem LIKE you FEED and get HIGH on GOSSIP. Now go sit in the CLUBS or at your HOME in GROUPS doing what you do BEST, TALKING S$%# & RUNNING DOWN PEOPLE.

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  12. come on says:

    cry me a river with all the stories just let the judge & the jury decide!

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  13. Serious Though says:

    black people killing black people, why so much hate and disregard for a black person life?

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  14. ECS says:

    Street code:

    Your double negatives, and broken english is giving me a headache

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  15. ECS looks like you read it and understood it. so go f%^^& yourself! I will have a headache to,if I only came on to read bernews just to correct peoples English.

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  16. Feel Free says:

    I find it weird how they charging Dill with the same offence as Hewey cauz he was on allegedly d back of d bike when a shooting up d west wur 2 men were on a bike n a shot was fired injuring a person but yet only one person was charged n convicted and the other is roaming free as a bird! I don't care how much you talk to get yourself off or how many names you give justice is justice and this is why our young black males have no respect for the system! Because the system is set up to work for certain indiviuals! Its sad

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  17. only in Bermuda says:

    It is what it is.? Shameful!

    Our young black males. Some people shouldn't have children it they don't know how to parent. This is a good example of why.

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  18. Feel Free says:

    Parenting has nothing to do with the issues this island is facing! Comments like that and small minded ppl like u is why our country is like it is? Get ur head outta ur computer n go do sometime other then hide n give stupid comments! So all kids who do criminal, drugs or anything illegal was raised wrong? R u retarded? As a parent u instill ur child with safe guards but the world is a cruel place with cruel people, do u think every addict has parents that use or even deal in that behavior?? Smdh!

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  19. Feel Free I agree with you 100% and I hope all the higher people that's behind this get caught, cause enough is enough and whenever a PARKSIDE guy OR guys gets murder, there so quick to pick up anyone from 42 and charge them. whenever someone gets murder from 42 it gets swept under the carpet. GO FIND Wheels,Perry,Tati,Colford,Mico,Shane,Bubblas murders, cause trust me the POLICES knows. They are full of s$%t and the system.

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  20. J says:

    OPEN UP CASEMATES PRISON PUT ALL SHOOTERS IN THERE. MAKE THEM WORK TO MAKE IT LIVE-ABLE ONLY NO FRILLS ETC. NO T.V. NO CELLPHONES/PHONES - METAL BEDS WITH MATTRESS PADS NO SHEETS - NO LAMPS IN CELLS. BASIC THREE MEALS AND
    MANDATORY GROUP CLASSES ON THE SACREDNESS OF LIFE THREE TIMES A DAY EVERY DAY.

    MAKE THEM WRITE ESSAY OF 1000 WORDS ON THE MEANING OF LIFE, THE QUALITY OF LIFE, THE SACREDNESS OF LIFE AND THAT LIFE DOES NOT BELONG TO SHOOTERS TO TAKE. THE BEST ESSAYS A WEEK GETS PRIVILEGES FOR THE WEEKEND - LIKE VISITORS WHO HAVE TO BE THOROUGHLY SCREENED FOR DRUGS.

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