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Three men charged in Layou murder

Three men charged in Layou murder


Three men have been jointly charged with the murder of Joseph “Evans” Lynch, a 38-year-old fisherman of Layou, who was gunned down last Saturday, September 1.{{more}}

Billy Adams, 26, mechanic, Adolphus Foye, 17, labourer and Andy Quashie, 26, farmer were arrested and charged on Tuesday.

The three men appeared at the Serious Offences Court on Wednesday, before Chief Magistrate Sonya Young.

Court Prosecutor Inspector Glenford Greg told the court that all should be ready for the Preliminary Inquiry early in the New Year.

The initial date set for the P.I. was January 30 and 31.

Legal Counsel representing Quashie Grant Connell made a case for the magistrate to get an earlier date.

He argued that the date set was four and a half months away, deeming that too long.

But Chief Magistrate Young rebutted, saying that there have been other cases where persons have been made to wait for up to a year or more in the High Court for their trial to get underway.

“When I gave four months, I would expect that the prosecution would be ready,” she said, adding that she was the only magistrate in the country who presided over Preliminary Inquiries, except cases of rape.

The court eventually settled for the date to be set at January 22 and 23, 2013.

Lynch was gunned down in the street in the Central Leeward town around 1 p.m. Saturday, September 1.

Billy Adams is being represented by Patricia Marks and Foye is unrepresented. (DD)