Murder trial for ‘Hot Skull’ to begin on Thursday

Alvin Jones called ‘Hot Skull’

Twenty-eight-year-old Alvin Jones pleaded not guilty to the 2017 murder of footballer Paul Daniels when he appeared before Justice Priya Sewnarine-Beharry at the High Court on Monday.

Jones, also known as “Hot Skull” of Castello Housing Scheme, Georgetown, was ordered to stand trial in the High Court for the February 2017 murder.

On Monday, a 12-member jury was empanelled to listen to the case, which will commence on Thursday.

The accused is being represented by Attorney Stanley Moore while Prosecutor Shawnette Austin is representing the State.

It was reported that during a robbery on February 2, 2017, at Independence Boulevard, Albouystown, Georgetown, Jones murdered Daniels.

Reports are that on the day in question, Daniels was at his girlfriend’s house when two armed men entered the house and relieved him of his gold chain and an undisclosed sum of cash.

As the men were escaping, Daniels reportedly attempted to chase after them, but instead, he was shot to the chest after which they left on two separate bicycles.

Daniels was picked up and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Following Police investigations and information received, Jones was arrested and charged for the murder.

A Preliminary Inquiry (PI) was held into the fatal shooting during which the prosecution presented sufficient evidence against him to warrant a High Court trial.