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Lawyer jeapordises safety of star witness

Lawyer  jeapordises safety  of star  witness


Lawyer and President of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Human Rights Association Nicole Sylvester may have possibly put the life of a key witness in the Peter Joseph murder case in jeopardy on Wednesday.{{more}}

While conducting her intense cross-examination of prosecution witness Rinella Clarke, who has been under close police protection throughout the case, Sylvester blurted out where the witness currently resides. Clarke, who had been teary-eyed while giving her evidence, further broke down when Sylvester disclosed her current residence. The entire courtroom broke out in an uproar when they heard what Sylvester said.

Prosecutor Duane Daniel, seemingly agitated, asked Sylvester why she had to do that, but the defence attorney only had a blank look on her face. The matter was quickly adjourned and Clarke had to be whisked away quickly by police officers.

Webster Woodley, Michael Samuel and Grenadian Sheldon Bain all stand accused for Joseph’s murder on November 30, 2004 at Cane Hall.

The other defence lawyers in the case include are Kay Bacchus-Browne and Stephen Williams. (KW)