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Meat packer freed of robbery, assault charges

Wednesday, October 03, 2012 | 11:59 AM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica - A 21-year-old meat packer was on Tuesday freed of robbery and assault charges in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court.

Nadra Francis was acquitted based on conflicting evidence given by the complainant, who is a bus conductor, and the driver with whom he worked.

The complainant testified that in January, Francis, who was a passenger on his bus, called for a stop in Red Ground Square in St Andrew.

He testified that when Francis got off the bus, men held onto him, allowing Francis to rob him.

The driver of the bus got into the fray and the men ran.

But in his evidence, the bus driver said that Francis was not involved in the robbery.

Francis was represented by Carolyn Chuck.

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