(CHARLESTOWN, NEVIS)- A twelve member juror panel commenced their duties at the Charlestown High Court on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 after an accused person pleaded not guilty to charges brought against him by the Director of Police Prosecution on Tuesday, April 14, 2015.
However, the jurors were not required to deliberate due to the fact that the accused, Veon Sutton changed his plea from not guilty to guilty. The Head Juror was then advised by Her Ladyship Justice Lorraine Williams that he must present a verdict of guilty against the accused.
Sutton was charged with wounding Doreen Sutton- Moses with the intent to commit grievous bodily harm on September 27, 2013. The incident took place at Low Street.
Justice Williams ordered a social inquiry report on the accused before sentencing.
Sutton is set to return to court on April 29, 2015 when the court will hand down its judgment.
Nevispages understands that on the date in question, Sutton and his girlfriend got into an altercation when Doreen Sutton- Moses, the mother of the accused intervened. It was then reported that the accused took a crowbar and struck his mother twice; breaking her hand in the process.
Sutton is currently behind bars at Her Majesty’s Prison, in St. Kitts, after he was sentenced by Magistrate Yasmine Clarke at the District ‘C’ Magistrate for 24 months for house breaking and larceny.
Court resumed its sittings on Monday, April 20, 2015. The matter scheduled to be heard involves a sexual offence. The person in this matter is accused of unlawful carnal knowledge, having interfered with a girl under the age of 16 years. At the time of the incident, the minor is said to be 13 years and 5 months in age.
The incident is said to have occurred on May 8, 2013 at Hardtimes, Gingerland.