Trio accused of killing Trumayne “Passion” Daway freed

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The three people charged in the murder trial of Trumayne ‘Passion’ Daway were released at the High Court today.

Vernon Bernard, Maybelline Rodriguez and Rafael Harrigan have been charged with murder and unlawful possession of a firearm.

But Judge Richard Floyd upheld a no-case submission submitted by defense attorneys representing the trio. The judge later instructed the jury to return a verdict of not guilty on both counts.

Judge Floyd said he had reviewed the evidence presented by the prosecution in court and that it was not strong enough to pursue a case against the three defendants.

The Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions and lead prosecutor handling the case, Kellei-Gaye Smith, said the Crown would consider appealing the decision.

Harrigan was represented by Michael Lashley QC and Michael Maduro, Bernard was represented by Richard Rowe and Rodriguez was represented by Valerie Stephens-Gordon QC.

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