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Aug 10, 2016

Attorney Dickie Bradley Proclaims Ferguson’s Innocence

Richard “Dickie” Bradley

Bradley maintains that his client, Ferguson, could and would have left the country if she was guilty of the crime for which she has been charged or for the murder which arose out of that kidnapping.


Richard “Dickie” Bradley, Attorney for Melissa Ferguson

“If I knew for a moment there was the slightest way in which they could link me with anything, why would I, a Canadian citizen—Canada is a commonwealth country like ours—she could have long been gone; the very next day, the night. So that is an excellent question and it highlights the fact that here is somebody who knew she was entirely innocent of noh care what transpired. And she absolutely knew nothing and it was a shock for anybody else to hear. And first time I met her and trying to get a sense of what was happening, she just kept saying I can’t believe this has happened. I saw Pastor Lucas that day and something went wrong, something has gone wrong. But you have asked the question…if I know I do something and I can go home to my country, why am I here going through this embarrassment, this ill-treatment that she has been subjected to.”



“Unless you can’t go home to your country…”


Richard “Dickie” Bradley

“Well there is no evidence of that at all. And she is a member of a commonwealth country; she can go to any other commonwealth country. But that is an excellent question and in fact it begged the question that the law allow that she was entitled to be granted bail. Bail is not to be used to punish anybody because the argument should be put to the magistrate to say listen, put her in prison because well wah serious crime…and they even called Mason name as to try and poison the magistrate’s mind—as you hear Mason, you know bwai that dah…yo understand. So that is to her credit. That she stayed here; that when she made contact with me, I told her the procedure is you can go to any of the police stations. I called the Director of Public Prosecutions, I called the Acting Commission of Police, I called Joseph Myvette who is in charge of national crimes in the country and they said fine. You can bring her in, you know it is a bad time; let us do it on Monday and so and so. And I had said to her, listen, you can go to Mexico and then go home. You can fly from Cancun; nobody is looking for you, there is no Interpol wanting you. No, she has her property, she has her business, she has her life and she has said over and over…she is innocent and knows nothing of what transpired.”

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