The second time is not the charm for Jimmy McCaskill. The 20-year-old is being held for trial for his role in a March 18 flashmob at a South Philly store.
McCaskill almost got a break; a judge dismissed the charges against him in June, saying there wasn’t enough evidence against McCaskill. But the District Attorney’s office refiled the charges and Common Pleas Judge Frank Palumbo says there’s enough material for the trial to go forward.
According to the Daily News, a store surveillance video is a the heart of the matter, with prosecutors saying the tape shows McCaskill’s role in the robbery that left the store owner with a face injury. But defense attorneys say the owner couldn’t identify McCaskill and it’s not clear whether the defendant is the person seen on the tape.
Another defendant has been held for trial, three juveniles were arrested and about 20 remain on the loose.