Life sentence appeal to be heard based upon retraction of evidence

Today, Edward Fitzgerald QC is presenting an appeal in Trinidad involving 10 people sentenced to death in 2001 who are now serving life sentences.

 

The appeal is based on new evidence where the key prosecution witness has retracted his trial evidence. In 2015, the key prosecution witness swore a statement saying he lied at trial. As a result of this, the matter was sent back to the Court of Appeal by the President of Trinidad and Tobago, Anthony Carmona, in 2014.

 

Submissions to the Justices of Appeal started last week and evidence is due to begin today. 

 

Read about this case in the press here.

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