January Criminal Assizes begins with several guilty pleas before Justice Victoria Charles Clarke today
A number of persons pleaded guilty when they appeared before Justice Victoria Charles Clarke as the January Criminal Session of the High Court opened on January 10, 2017.
Edison Kurt Pemberton of Newtown, also pleading guilty to the charge of grievous bodily harm. On 23rd November 2015 in Roseau, he caused grievous bodily harm to Bianca Blanchard. He is represented by Wayne Norde. Pemberton will be sentenced on February 10, 2017, after a social inquiry report.
Anthony Mingo who was charged with two counts of arson on January 10, 2016, pleaded guilty to the first count, and not guilty to the other. He will be sentenced on February 3, 2017. The court ordered a social inquiry report, and a psychiatrist’s report on Mingo.
McDonald Lafond pleaded guilty to the offense of grievous bodily harm (GBH) on Bryan Ryan in August 2011 in Canefield and he will be sentenced on January 13, 2017.
Three Chinese nationals Yulong Xie, Jainhui Wen and Yong Zhong all pleaded guilty to theft of EC$ 104,705, the property of National Bank of Dominica between 5th and 9th July 2016.
Miguel Samuel of Sineku in the Kalinago Territory also pleaded guilty to the charge of grievous bodily harm in November 2013. A social inquiry report was also ordered. He will be sentenced on February 3, 2017.
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