ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has withdrawn the Under-19 team from its tour of Bangladesh.
The WICB said the decision to withdraw the team is in the best interest of the safety and security of the players and officials.
“The WICB’s decision was taken following con ...more »
ELEVEN of 12 jurors last evening voted to convict Constable Lascene Edwards for the murder of the mother of his child.
The jurors started deliberating from 3:50 in the afternoon in the Home Circuit Court and returned with their guilty verdict minutes after six o'clock.
He's scheduled to be sentenced by Senior Puisne Judge Justice Gloria Smith next week Tuesday.
The verdict capped a trial that began earlier this month.
Edwards was being tried for murder in the shooting death of Aldonna Harris at her home in Pembroke Hall, St Andrew, in 2003.
He's alleged to have left a
suicide note at the scene, giving the impression that Harris had
The prosecution's handwriting expert, Senior Superintendent Carl Major, testified previously that the purported suicide note was written by Edwards.
Major came to the conclusion after analysing the note and a sample of handwriting submitted by Edwards.
But the defence, in an effort to discredit Major's result, questioned the method he used in arriving at his conclusion.
The defence's own handwriting expert was inconclusive in his analysis of the 'suicide' note and Edwards' writing.
Edwards had also testified in his own defence.
He was represented by Valerie Neita-Robertson, Deborah Martin and Andrew Wildes. The Crown was represented by Senior Prosecutor Lisa Palmer-Hamilton.
-- Paul Henry
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