Armed robbery suspect acquitted
A judge on Monday directed a jury to acquit a man accused of armed robbery after he accepted a no-case submission.
Prosecutors alleged that Theo Goodman and another man robbed the cashier of K’Sees Foodstore on Farrington Road on August 5, 2016.
The cashier said that she had served 35 customers on the day in question and was unable to identify the robber. However, police arrested Goodman after his fingerprint was lifted on the counter.
However, the fingerprints were not tendered into evidence as the prosecution was unable to establish the chain of custody of the latent impression.
As a result, his lawyer Sonia Timothy made a no-case submission at the close of the prosecution’s case.
Justice Gregory Hilton accepted the submission and did not require Goodman to present a defense.
Joel Seymour prosecuted.