Wounding trial commences May Assizes

first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet LocalNews Wounding trial commences May Assizes by: – May 8, 2012 Court gavel. Photo credit: kirkok.comA jury will be pooled on Wednesday for a two day trial in the first matter scheduled for the May Criminal Assizes at the High Court of Justice.Kiwani Jackson who pleaded not guilty to wounding Glen Ducreay with intent to disfigure him will be the first matter of the assizes.The state through the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions intend to call a total of 10 witnesses to testify while Defence counsel Kondwani Williams who represents Jackson will call 2 witnesses.The trial involving Sherman Webb who is accused of murdering Barbadian Corey Rohan Poleon has been scheduled for 11th June, 2012.Six weeks has been allocated for this trial as witnesses who are out of Dominica must be summoned and available for the hearing.Dexter Jno. Baptiste who was charged for wounding with intent escaped from the State’s Prison and has not been found. The warrant for his arrest has been extended. Another trial involving a juvenile has been adjourned to the 16th of July, 2012 as Justice Birnie Stephenson-Brooks asked the attorneys involved to advise her on whether the High Court has jurisdiction to hear a criminal matter without a jury and whether the High Court can assemble a juvenile court.The Young Persons Act stipulates that juveniles be tried in a juvenile court and not at a high court. The murder trial involving David St Jean has been scheduled to commence on May 14th, 2012, another involving Dean Davis the 21st of May, 2012 and the other involving Clement Labassiere has been set for June 18th, 2012.The murder trial involving Jackie Languedoc has been set for July 2nd while the murder trial involving Shane Degallerie has been fixed for July 16th, 2012There are 7 other wounding trials involving Royson and Chasrey Thomas set for May 14th, Julien Davis set for May 21st, Kussy Evans set for May 29th and Marcus Augustine also set for May14th. There are two indecent assault trials one set for June 11th and the other June 25th while one kidnapping trail involving Clive Williams has been set for July 16th. Dominica Vibes News 21 Views   one commentcenter_img Share Share Sharelast_img

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