Dominica’s High Court Criminal Sessions have recommenced and grievous bodily harm, taking conveyance, and several murder cases are being heard
Dominica’s High Court Criminal Sessions have recommenced. Ray Florent pleaded not guilty to Sept. 28, 2012, murder of Eddie Lewis. He was on bail, however, he was unable to present his surety to the court and as a result he is now on remand at the state Prison.
Meantime, Murder accused Rodman Moses Lewis entered a not guilty plea as the Criminal Session trial commenced, and his matter is adjourned to October 3, 2020.
Jeremiah Albert Williams of Marigot who has a history of mental illness was to undergo a psychiatric assessment evaluation as requested from his lawyer to determine his ability to plead.
Romanus John Charles of Pointe Michel entered a not guilty plea to grievous bodily harm (GBH) and unlawful wounding at the high court. This incident occurred on Aug 20, 2015, and Lee Michael Charles was the victim, the court adjourned this case to be heard on October 23rd, 2020.
In more court news, Reginald Jean Jacques of Bath Estate was reportedly sick and is currently a patient at the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH), so his matter was adjourned to October 23, 2020 for arraignment.
Prisma Joseph has pleaded guilty to deception and is represented by Peter Alleyne. The facts of the matter will be outlined to the court in November of 2020.
Also, Mandel Joseph pleaded not guilty to grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent and unlawful wounding, this incident occurred on February 10th, 2018, in Vieille Case. The matter is also adjourned to 23rd, October 2020, for case management he remains on bail.
And Denny Shillingford of St. Joseph pleaded guilty for taking conveyance. The incident occurred in Mahaut on January 4th, 2016. Shillingford asked the court for a non-custodial sentence, as he claims he is fed up with the Dominica State Prison (DSP). He also requested a psychiatric assessment evaluation to determine why he committed the crime. His Sentencing will be November 5, 2020.
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