Three to answer murder charge
From the Courts
June 9, 2006

Three to answer murder charge

If there is time, the trial of three men on a charge of murder may arouse some interest in the June Assizes. There may be intrigue surrounding the trial of Webster Woodley, Sheldon Bain and Michael ‘Syndicate’ Samuel.

They are jointly charged with the death of Taxi operator Peter Joseph, 43, found with his body riddled with gunshots. It is believed that the murder took place between November 28, and December 1, 2004 at Arnos Vale.{{more}}

The three pleaded not guilty when they appeared before Justice Frederick Bruce-Lyle at Tuesday’s arraignment.

Ronald Marks is appearing for Woodley; Richards Williams of the firm Williams, Williams and Williams is representing Bain and Kay Bacchus-Browne appears on Samuel’s behalf.

Bain escaped from Grenada in February 2004, the day before he was to be sentenced for his part in the death of a Vincentian trafficker Omelia Roberts.

He teamed up with Woodley in an alliance, which appeared to have hit snags later. When Woodley was arrested, he cited Bain as the mastermind in some of the crimes which were confounding the Police. Bain was held in mysterious circumstances when he identified himself to the Police at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital in February last year. He was taken there by van with a gunshot wound to his right leg.

Bain said that he was shot by an unknown assailant in a yard at Trigger Ridge at Redemption Sharpes. One week later, one of this country’s most wanted men Selwyn “Thick Skin” Moses died in the same village “Trigger Ridge”, on the outskirts of capital city Kingstown.