Frederick: Shut up!
From the Courts
June 26, 2009
Frederick: Shut up!

As the Patrick Lovelace murder trial continues at the High Court, emotions were vented last Thursday, June 18, 2009.

Lawyer for Lovelace, Bayliss Frederick, shouted at the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Colin Williams, while he (Frederick) was cross-examining a witness. “Oh why don’t you shut up!” remarked Frederick.{{more}}

At that time, the DPP was speaking to prosecutor, Carl Williams. The DPP was not facing Frederick while making comments to Williams (Carl).

Immediately, presiding judge, Justice Frederick Bruce-Lyle condemned Frederick’s action and told him never to say such thing in his courtroom ever again. “What are you lawyers coming to? I have never told anyone to shut up in my court, so who are you to say that?” chided Bruce-Lyle.

Frederick explained to the court that he wanted Williams to wait until he had finished his cross-examination before he made any comments. “I didn’t mean any disrespect my Lordship,” Frederick stated. “You keep saying you are sorry. Let this be the last time you say that again!” the judge responded.(KW)