From the Courts
February 8, 2013
Adams, Quashie await their fate

Layou residents Billy Adams and Andy Quashie will soon learn if they have to appear before a judge and jury at the High Court, to answer to a charge of murder.{{more}}

The Preliminary Inquiry into the shooting death of Joseph “Evans” Lynch, of which both men are accused, came to an end on Tuesday, at the Serious Offences Court.

At the end of the case, attorney for Adams, Ronald Marks, signalled his intention to submit a no-case submission on behalf of his client.

However, Chief Magistrate Sonya Young told Marks that she preferred to have his submissions in writing and that they should be furnished to the court by February 15.

The prosecution, led by Inspector Adolphus Delpesche, was given until February 21 to respond to those submissions.

Young said she will give her decision on the matter on February 25.

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.

On January 22, the prosecution withdrew that same murder charge against Adolphus Foye, 18, after which he was called upon to testify for the state.

Twelve witnesses have been called in the matter.

Attorney Grant Connell represents Quashie.(KW)