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Judges order retrial of Bain, Woodley

Judges order retrial of Bain, Woodley

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A retrial has been ordered in the case in which Webster Woodley and Sheldon Bain were found guilty of the murder of taxi operator Peter Joseph.{{more}}

At a sitting of the Eastern Caribbean Appeal Court on Wednesday, November 23, appeal court judges Justice Janice Pereira, Davidson Baptiste and Ian Mitchell upheld submissions by counsel for the men, Kay Bacchus-Browne, that the evidence led in the case was prejudicial.

As a result, the judges quashed the convictions against the men, set aside sentencing, and ordered a re-trial in the matter.

Bacchus-Browne stated that the entire case was prejudicial against both clients and argued that the conviction be overturned.

Bain, a Grenadian, and Woodley were found guilty in December 2008 of Joseph’s murder. On Friday, February 26, 2010, Justice Frederick Bruce-Lyle sentenced both men to 25 years in jail.

A post mortem revealed that he died from eight gunshot wounds, including wounds that destroyed his heart, liver and lungs.

He was the victim of an alleged robbery in Cane Hall on November 29, 2004.

The two still have other separate murder trials that they have to answer to, including the killing of Woodley’s mother and stepfather in December 2004, for which Bain has been charged. Woodley has also been charged in connection with the murder of Livingston Primus, of Sion Hill in August 2004.

The prosecution’s case was led by counsel Duane Daniel.

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