Kawana Todd Rymer also known as KayKay
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Alcedo 'Cedo' Tyson will go before a nine member jury close to one year after he allegedly shot and killed his ex-girlfriend, Kawanna Toddissa Todd-Rhymer, also known as 'Kay Kay'. The trial is slated to commence on Monday, March 18.
Tyson, who is charged with murder, will be represented by Attorney at Law Herbert McKenzie.
Rhymer, 20, a native of Dominica was shot and killed on March 16, 2012 at the entrance to the CSY dock at Baughers Bay.
At his arraignment some three days following the shooting in March 2012, Prosecutor Christlyn Benjamin in laying out the allegations against Tyson, said he was involved in an intimate relationship with Rhymer which ended the previous year prior to her death.
She said on March 15, 2012, Rhymer worked at Delta Gas Station from 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm and around 1:00 am on March 16, she along with her cousin went to Paula's Bar in Baughers Bay. Sometime around 3:00 am, they left with two other persons and went to Deuces Night Club.
Benjamin said Tyson was seen at the club in a brown t-shirt and dark-coloured jeans. She said based on information, Rhymer and Tyson did not have any encounter that night, except for a brief conversation.
It is alleged that Tyson was seen staring at Rhymer while she was dancing with her friend.
Benjamin told the court that around 4:15 am, Rhymer, her cousin and a friend were leaving the night club and as they were walking in the parking lot towards the friend's vehicle, Tyson walked past the ladies and went to another vehicle which was parked in the lot.
It is alleged that Tyson was then seen running back to the ladies.
Alcedo 'Cedo' Tyson, February 5, 2013
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"He went up to the deceased [Rhymer], said something to her and shot her in the neck. She dropped to the ground and he stood over her and shot her in the abdomen and then ran to the same vehicle. It was a dark coloured vehicle and the vehicle drove off," Benjamin told the court.
She said information received had suggested that the area where the shooting took place was well lit and Tyson was not wearing any mask or head gear.
The matter was reported to the police.
Benjamin said Rhymer was pronounced dead at 5:30 am on the scene and two .45 calibre shells were discovered at the scene.
She said on the day of the shooting around 10:35 am, Tyson went to the Road Town Police Station where he was then arrested and two interviews conducted. Tyson declined to answer any questions.