Woman has case to answer in witness murder plot
A woman who claimed she was promised $200,000 to set up a witness to be murdered and kept souvenirs from the crime scene was on Wednesday directed to present a defense to the charge of conspiracy to commit murder.
Justice Carolita Bethell found that Caryn Moss, 27, had a case to answer on allegations that she was part of a plot to kill O’Neil Marshall, whose bullet-riddled body was found in a burning car in the parking lot of the former City Markets on Market Street in the wee hours of May 1, 2016.
Prosecutor T’shura Ambrose told the court that the Crown had decided to close its case without calling the defendant’s brother, Charles Moss Jr., to testify.
After conferring with her lawyer, Murrio Ducille, Moss said that she would not take the witness stand.
Ducille said the defense planned to call no witnesses.
Meanwhile, Bethell directed the jury to acquit Randi Bain on charges of attempted arson and accessory after the fact.
Prosecutors alleged Bain torched a Nissan Primera in the parking lot of the former City Markets in an attempt to destroy evidence of the murder.
Bernard Ferguson represented Bain, who has been in custody since his arrest in November.
Meanwhile, Bethell has required Caryn Moss to present a defense to a charge of conspiracy to commit murder.
Moss admitted to investigators that she lured her friend to his death and she handed them three spent bullet casings from the Yorkshire Street crime scene during a recorded interview with police.
According to the statement, the plan to bump off Marshall began in December 2015, when a man, whom she knew as Razor, offered her $200,000 to reveal where Marshall was staying.
Moss, according to the statement, told Marshall about the approach and they removed their photos from social media.
Moss said another man, known as Carlton, approached her, asking if she was “ready to snitch out ya boy”.
Moss finally agreed to participate in the plot when someone called “Big Meech” approached her in April, the court heard.
She said, “Big Meech asked if I was ready to make $200,000 and to let Yardie know they were still looking for him.”
According to Moss, “Big Meech” said he would get a car and drop it to her home in a gated community on Yorkshire Street.
Moss said she picked up Marshall in the car, drove to the end of Yorkshire Street and told him she was “getting something to smoke”.
Moss said she ran to her godparents’ house and heard about seven or eight gunshots. Moss said her godfather asked if they were gunshots and she replied “probably not”.
She said she then ran back home. Police recovered a .40 cartridge at Yorkshire Street.
Moss said in the statement, “Big Meech said he would bring the car back through my corner so everything would lead back to me if I snitched on them.”
The case continues.
Al-leecia Delancy also appears for the Crown.