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July 2014 Criminal Assizes under way

by Staff Reporter

The July 2014 criminal assizes commenced July 1st 2014 with 5 matters listed. On the first day Rheon Rhone of Look Out pleaded guilty to unlawful sex with a girl under 16 and faces a possible two years imprisonment. He is expected to be sentenced on Tuesday July 8, 2014.

Another case involving an Officer in the Royal Montserrat Police Service (RMPS) Mordus Andrew who was charged for unlawful wounding was dropped after the prosecution entered a Nolle Prosequi which is a legal document indicating that the prosecution will not proceed to prosecute the matter. As a result the nine member jury were directed by Justice Redhead to return a not guilty verdict against Andrew.

In the meantime a nine-member jury was empanelled to hear the case of the Queen vs. Damani Victorine started yesterday July 3, 2014 with an estimate duration of one and half days. Victorine who is a prison officer at Her Majesty’s Prison in Brades is answering a charge of unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of 16. He pleaded not guilty to the charge and the prosecution began hearing from the five witnesses to give evidence in the matter. If convicted he can be sentenced up to a maximum of 2 years.

The case of the Queen vs. Jemel Fenton and Jerrio Meade where the Defendants are facing charges of “going equipped to steal” was adjourned to the July 15, 2014.

The nearly six-year old case no. 5 of 2009 – Queen Vs. Warren Cassell in which Cassell is being retried for Money Laundering was traversed to the next assizes pending the Privy Council hearing.

His Lordship Justice Albert Redhead is presiding over the Assizes.

The prosecution team is comprised of Acting Director of Public Prosecution Oris Sullivan, Senior Crown Counsel Sylvester Folorunso and Crown Counsels Kenroy Hyman and Kristen Taylor.

 

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by Staff Reporter

The July 2014 criminal assizes commenced July 1st 2014 with 5 matters listed. On the first day Rheon Rhone of Look Out pleaded guilty to unlawful sex with a girl under 16 and faces a possible two years imprisonment. He is expected to be sentenced on Tuesday July 8, 2014.

Another case involving an Officer in the Royal Montserrat Police Service (RMPS) Mordus Andrew who was charged for unlawful wounding was dropped after the prosecution entered a Nolle Prosequi which is a legal document indicating that the prosecution will not proceed to prosecute the matter. As a result the nine member jury were directed by Justice Redhead to return a not guilty verdict against Andrew.

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In the meantime a nine-member jury was empanelled to hear the case of the Queen vs. Damani Victorine started yesterday July 3, 2014 with an estimate duration of one and half days. Victorine who is a prison officer at Her Majesty’s Prison in Brades is answering a charge of unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of 16. He pleaded not guilty to the charge and the prosecution began hearing from the five witnesses to give evidence in the matter. If convicted he can be sentenced up to a maximum of 2 years.

The case of the Queen vs. Jemel Fenton and Jerrio Meade where the Defendants are facing charges of “going equipped to steal” was adjourned to the July 15, 2014.

The nearly six-year old case no. 5 of 2009 – Queen Vs. Warren Cassell in which Cassell is being retried for Money Laundering was traversed to the next assizes pending the Privy Council hearing.

His Lordship Justice Albert Redhead is presiding over the Assizes.

The prosecution team is comprised of Acting Director of Public Prosecution Oris Sullivan, Senior Crown Counsel Sylvester Folorunso and Crown Counsels Kenroy Hyman and Kristen Taylor.