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Shekyena Marcelle-Brown secures acquittal for 15 year old accused of possession of a firearm during joint enterprise armed robbery


Shekyena’s youth client was found not guilty in the Crown Court of possessing a firearm alleged to have been used during the robbery of a car. In addition, the jury was unable to reach a verdict on the robbery, which led to the prosecution offering no evidence.

The trial involved a co-defendant, the client’s friend and driver of the stolen vehicle. The co-defendant admitted stealing the car, but denied robbery and threatening the complainant with a zombie knife.

Shekyena’s client was a backseat passenger during the incident and denied being part of any joint plan to steal the car. He also denied pressing a gun against the complainant’s shoulder who was sat in the front passenger’s seat while the car was being stolen.

Following a 6 day trial, Shekyena’s client was acquitted. The co-defendant was acquitted of possessing the zombie knife, but found guilty of robbery.

Shekyena was instructed by Trudi Burlton and assisted by Serge O’Reilly of PPG Solicitors


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