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Woodley sentenced to 25 years in prison for a second time

Woodley sentenced to 25 years in prison for a second time

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Webster Woodley will serve 25 years in prison for the murder of taxi operator Peter “Kazaman” Joseph.

Justice Kathy-ann Latchoo handed down the sentence on Monday, April 27, during the Criminal Assizes at the High Court.{{more}}

On March 2, 2015, Woodley was convicted of Joseph’s November 29, 2004 murder, at Cane Hall.

Joseph was shot and killed during a robbery.

In handing down her sentence, Latchoo described the manner and execution of the killing as “chilling”.

“Everyone must know that embarking on these kinds of ventures would be met by stiff penalties from the court,” Latchoo added.

Woodley will serve 25 years from the date of his conviction with time on remand taken into consideration.

He has been on remand since 2005.

Woodley and then co-accused, Grenadian Sheldon Bain were convicted and sentenced to 25 years in jail on February 26, 2010, but their conviction was quashed by the Court of Appeal on November 23, 2011, after the court upheld submissions by their then attorney, Kay Bacchus-Browne, that the evidence led in the case was prejudicial.

A retrial was ordered.

Attorney Jomo Thomas represented Woodley in the recent trial. Director of Public Prosecution, Colin Williams led the case for the crown. He appeared with Assistant Director of Public Prosecution, Colin John and crown counsel Tammika DaSilva.

Woodley still has another murder charge hanging over his head. He is charged in connection with the murder of Livingston Primus of Sion Hill in August 2004.(KW)

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