Woman accused of electricity theft sees the light

...Walks free after judge hands down not guilty verdict

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Print this page Email A Friend!


A woman, who was before the court for stealing electricity from a property she had rented, walked out of the St Catherine Parish Court a free woman yesterday.

Nyomi Wilson, who had moved to the property approximately two months before her arrest, was freed yesterday when Senior Parish Judge Natalie Brooks handed down a not guilty verdict following the trial.

It was alleged that Wilson confessed that she knew about the stolen power supply.

But Wilson, who had maintained her innocence throughout the trial, testified that she was desperate to relocate from her previous address because she was being plagued by theft.

Subsequently, she found a one bedroom that she was using to store her furniture temporarily.

Insisting that she did not know about the theft, she told the court that she was not living at the premises when she was arrested, as she had only visited the dwelling to clean it.

During cross-examination, the attorney-at-law representing Wilson, Walter G Melbourne, highlighted several discrepancies with both witnesses whom the Crown had relied on.

The verdict was handed down on the basis that Wilson's story was more believable.

— Racquel Porter


Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at http://bit.ly/epaperlive


ADVERTISEMENT




POST A COMMENT

HOUSE RULES

1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy



comments powered by Disqus
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT