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Justice Bruce-Lyle issues stern warning

Justice Bruce-Lyle issues stern warning


At the commencement of the Voir Dire (trial within a trial) hearing last Thursday, Justice Frederick Bruce-Lyle issued a stern warning to the lawyers and Prosecutors in the Glenn Jackson murder case that he would not be entertaining any time wasting in the courtroom.{{more}}

“If I rule, I don’t expect any arguments from anyone or any back and forth among the bench,” said the Judge.

So far, three witnesses have been called to testify including: Station Sergeant Trevor Bailey, Corporal Rudolph Bartholomew and Sergeant Selwyn Jack.

Fiery questions were thrown at the witnesses as one of the two lawyers, Kay Bacchus-Browne, defended the accused Francis “Prickle” Williams.

The defence raised objections to certain evidence that the police held in respect of Williams. Bacchus-Browne said that some of the guidelines of Police And Criminal Evidence Act (PACE) were breached.

Leading the Prosecution team, Gilbert Peterson SC said that Bacchus-Browne needed to narrow down the objections that she raised.

Jackson’s son discovered his nude and lifeless body not too far from his home at Cane Garden in his vehicle with a bullet wound to his chest on March 6, 2006.

At the time of his death, Jackson was Personal Aide and Press Secretary to this country’s Prime Minister, Dr Ralph Gonsalves.(KW)