(CHARLESTOWN, NEVIS)- On Thursday, April 23, 2015 at the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court of Justice, Nevis Circuit, defense counsels defending the trio Asim Parris, Dexter Somersall and Craig Halliday who were charged for the 2008 murder of Leon ‘Gravo’ Westerman of Low Street, Nevis moved an application to have the indictment against the trio quashed due to a technical flaw in the committal proceedings.
The defense team was comprised of Dr. Henry Browne QC along with attorneys Hesketh Benjamin, Marsha Henderson with Saundra Hector and Chesley Hamilton. The application was moved by attorney Saundra Hector and supported by attorneys Chesley Hamilton, Hesketh Benjamin and Dr. Henry Browne QC.
The defense argued that the deposition was not signed and therefore the document is invalid.
However, the Director of Public Prosecution argued the converse, stating that despite the technical flaw, the indictment ought to stand and the trial proceed.
Her Ladyship Justice Lorraine Williams will render her decision on Monday, April 27, 2015 on whether or not the indictment on which the accused men stand charged should be quashed.