Two murder accused to make their first appearance
By Monique Washington
The 2017 Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Criminal assizes for the Nevis Circuit is preparing to open on April 4th with ten (10) matters set to be heard.
Five (5) cases have been traversed; two (2) cases will be retried from the November 2016 assizes and three (3) cases will be heard for the first time.
Reese Walters who has been charged with murder informed the Court on Friday, March 24, 2017, that currently he had no legal representation. The presiding Judge, Justice Lorraine Williams told Walters that one will be assigned at the opening of the assizes. A date for his trial has not been set at this time.
Alexander Diaz who was charged with murder and is represented by Attorney Chesley Hamilton will have his case heard on May 2, 2017.
Keon Moore who has been charged with attempted murder will face the Judge for the first time. Moore currently has no legal representation and no date for his trial has been set as yet.
Delano Browne who was charged with armed robbery will have his case retried on April 5, 2017. His case ended in the November 2016 criminal assizes in a hung jury with nine (9) guilty and three (3) not guilty.
Shantez Mintos will also have his case retried on April 5, 2017. He was charged with unlawful possession of firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and illegal importation of a firearm. His case ended with the jury returning a unanimous verdict of not guilty on the importation charge. There was a hung jury of six (6) not guilty and six (6) guilty on the possession charges.
There were also five (5) traversed cases. Perry Fredricks and Roxanne Grant who were both charged with rape and unlawful carnal knowledge will face the judge and jury on May 2nd, 2017.
Roosevelt Brown who was charged with two (2) counts of rape and kidnapping will be represented by Patrice Nisbett and Robelto Hector and his case is set for April 24, 2017.
Ibal Tyson and Franchette Davis who were jointly charged with house breaking, larceny and burglary are both scheduled to be in Court on April 24. Tyson is represented by Patrice Nisbett while Davis has no legal counsel at this time.
Carlisle Clarke JR. who was charged with manslaughter is scheduled to be in Court on April 5. He will be represented by Dr. Henry Browne.
Aquino Percival who was charged with robbery is scheduled to be in Court on May 8. He will be represented by Dr. Henry Browne