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.
Jay Dill  and Devon Hewey  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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