From the Courts
May 19, 2006
Grenadian faces murder charge at June Assizes

When the next Assizes opens on June 6, some 39 cases are slated for hearing. Grenadian born Sheldon “Dutch” Bain, as well as Vincentians Webster Woodley and Michael “Syndicate” Samuel are charged with murder in relation to the death of Vincentian taxi driver Peter “Kazaman” Joseph.

Joseph’s bullet riddled body was found in a side road near the Arnos Vale Roundabout Tuesday, November 30, 2004.{{more}}

Bain was found guilty in 2003 in his native land for his part in the death of a Vincentian trafficker. However, before he could have been sentenced, he escaped from Grenadian authorities in February 2004.

Bain’s matter was one of 32 cases listed for the February 2006 Assizes. Most of those matters were traversed to this Assizes owing to the prolonged nature of the matter involving Shorn George and Orlando Lampkin. That trial is into its third month and has consumed most of the time in the February Assizes.

Leonard “Toco” O’Garro and another are expected to reappear on a murder charge. That trial stemmed from the death of accountant Ronald Lewis whose body was recovered from a shallow grave on the Mt. Wynne beach April 14, 2002.

Two youngsters – Allan Small and Orde Patrick – will answer a murder charge in relation to the death of 15-year-old Carlson Williams. He died from chop wounds to the body in an incident in his home village of Questelles March 14, 2004.

Selwyn “Kashie” Foye faces a murder charge in connection with the death of Percy Browne who died February 10, 2004. Foye also faces a charge of aggravated burglary and rape. The charges surrounded a claim by Decima John who was gunned down outside her home on July 6, 2004.

Dwight “Pliers” Thorpe appears on a manslaughter charge.

Ken Charles and Earl Jack are down for sentencing on charges of murder.

Four matters of forfeiture are due for completion.

The list includes cases of placing explosives, in which Hassan Mohammed will appear. Wounding, aggravated burglary, arson, robbery, forgery and sex offences complete the order.

Justice Frederick Bruce-Lyle will preside over the trials while Acting Director of Public Prosecutions Colin Williams will lead the cases on the Crown’s behalf.