From the Courts
January 25, 2013

Foye turns state witness in Lynch’s murder trial

On Tuesday, moments after the prosecution withdrew a charge of murder against him, Layou resident Adolphus Foye, 18, was called upon to testify for the state at the Serious Offences Court.{{more}}

The decision means that the two other Layou residents, Billy Adams, 26 and Andy Quashie, 26, will continue to answer to the murder of Joseph “Evans” Lynch, which took place on September 1, 2012 at Layou.

Foye’s attorney Carlos James told SEARCHLIGHT he is concerned about the time his client spent on remand.

“I’m deeply concerned that the decision was taken to charge him at first instance. On the evidence, I commend the prosecution for withdrawing the charge, but that does not remove his months spent on remand,” James said.

So far, the Preliminary Inquiry has seen the prosecution call 11 witnesses to the stand, with one more witness remaining.

Lynch, a 38-year-old fisherman of Layou was gunned down in the street in Layou on September 1.

Surgical Pathologist Dr Ronald Child, in his testimony, said the deceased died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds.

In requesting an adjournment in the matter, prosecutor Adolphus Delpesche said the investigating officer was abroad on police duties and that he would be returning to St Vincent tomorrow, Saturday.

The matter will resume on February 4, when the prosecution intends to close their case.

Counsel Ronald Marks and Grant Connell represent the two accused in the matter.(KW)