Hung jury for man accused of Warwick armed robbery

A 22-year-old man accused of participating in a May 8, 2020 robbery, which involved the use of a firearm and occurred in the area of popular The Hub retail store in Warwick, will have to be retried after a Supreme Court jury failed to reach a majority verdict.

As a result of the hung jury Puisne Judge Juan Wolffe bailed Grayson Swan, of Warwick, to return to court for mention during the May arraignment session, when a new trial date could be set.

The judge also thanked and dismissed the jury that had spent eight days hearing testimony in the case of the stated offences of robbery, contrary to section 338 of the Criminal Code, as well as using a firearm while committing an indictable offence, contrary to section 26A (9b) of the Firearms Act 1973.

Swan’s alleged accomplices in the matter that involved a male victim have a chain snatched from him by a trio containing Mr Swan, as well as Daneko Cann-Hayward, 24, and Jukai Burgess, 23.

Cann-Hayward and Burgess had previously pleaded guilty to the charges, with Burgess having already been sentenced to 12 years in prison, while Cann-Hayward has yet to be commited..

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