June 10, 2005
12 murder cases for June Assizes

Units of this country’s investigative forces have a daunting task on their hands caused by the number of murders here. The arrests, investigations and court procedures are combining to leave a toll.

Twelve murder-related matters are slated for the current Assizes.{{more}}

A trend seems to be evolving where more than one person stands accused for one crime. An example is Hilton Bennette, Maxwell Phillips, Martin Phillips, Kenford Samuel and Samantius Gould-Glasgow charged with the death of Cameron Arindell. He died from gun shot wounds at Penniston August 6, 2003.

Bayliss Fredericks is to appear for Bennette, Nicole Sylvester for the Phillips, Kay Bacchus for Kenford Samuel, and Jaundy Martin and Ronald Marks for Gould-Glasgow.

Shorn George, Earlando Lampkin, Earl Jack and Randy Shallow are charged with Elson Richardson’s death at Belle Vue November 14, 2004.

Richardson, a police officer was the first to die while enlisted in the past 50 years.

The men pleaded not guilty and are represented by Kay Bacchus, Duane Daniel, Samantha Robertson for Joseph Delves and Stephen Williams.

Allan Small and Orde Patrick are arraigned in connection with Carlson Williams’ death. He succumbed to injuries at Questelles March 14, 2004.

Hassan Mohammed, Othneil Bowens, and Jayamma Srinivas are charged with attempted murder and aggravated burglary. But while Mohammed was remanded, his two accomplices were granted bail. They are arraigned in relation to a matter at a house in Cane Garden April 12, 2004. Stephen Williams represented Mohammed, while Srinivas has the senior Williams (Arthur) on her side.

Allwill Frankyln pleaded not guilty to the murder of Pallinus Blucher. Ronald Marks is representing Franklyn. His charges stemmed from an incident at Dickson between November 12 and 15, 2002.

Pascal Williams is charged with Junior Franklyn’s death. That occurred between November 8 and 11. The court has to find evidence to bring Williams guilty.

Andrew John will be depending of defense lawyer Stephen Williams to secure his freedom. John was indicted for Casbert John’s death at Dauphine June 4, 2004.

Selwyn Foye is added to the list of murder accused, and Kenneth Samuel is awaiting a psychiatric report.

But there is the ongoing matter of Gregory Laborde and others charged for attempted murder, kidnapping and theft.

That is from an incident between March 6 and 9, 2002.

Laborde, represented by Ronald Marks pleaded not guilty.

Incest, rape, buggery, indecent assault and unlawful sexual intercourse, wounding, and destruction of property complete the list.