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Jan 29, 2013

First murder trial without jury in session

The first murder trial without jury kicked off today before Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin. Twenty-two year old Nicolai Rhys, the son of a police corporal, is accused of murdering reputed gangster, Andre Trapp on the morning of June tenth, 2010. After Trapp was killed; a green vehicle was seen speeding away and Special Constable Charles Usher subsequently discovered Rhys hiding in a yard at a nearby alley.  Usher and other officers approached Rhys and after he was questioned, admitted to committing the crime.  The D.P.P. will call up to eleven witnesses to testify. The first to take the stand was Scene of Crime Technician, Brian Lopez, who testified that when he arrived at the scene, he saw what appeared to be expended bullet casings inside a green Ford Ranger pickup. Douglas Langford, a former school mate of Trapp, spoke to Trapp just minutes before he was murdered. He said that after having a brief conversation, Trapp walked to his Chevy Suburban.  That’s when about three to four gunshots were heard; Trapp ran towards Regent Street and collapsed as he reached the pavement in front of the Magistrate’s Court. Langford testified that an officer fired a shot at a Ford ranger pickup fleeing the scene, but he maintained that he did not see the shooter. Before day one of the trial ended, as many as three other witnesses took the stand. The tial continues on Wednesday. 

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4 Responses for “First murder trial without jury in session”

  1. Al says:

    Why do I have a bad feeling about this case. The son of a police, the witnesses already saying did not see the shooter, no jury, wow. I pray this one is not a loss and a wing for the murderer to go back into society and kill again. I pray the Chief Justice do what is right based on all the testimonies.

  2. Genotu Rembiuos says:

    PLEASE SAVE US CHIEF JUSTICE, PLEASE DO , WE LOVE YOUR HELP , YOU WILL BE BLESSED BY A SUPREME CREATOR.
    AT-LEAST A LITTLE LIFE TIME OR A LITTLE HANGING BY THE NECK IN 21 DAYS , UNTIL HIS NECK IS BROKEN!!!
    PUT UP A BLACK FLAG AT THE PRISON ON THE DAY OF HIS GANGING !!!!

  3. Rod says:

    I can guarantee this man will get off no maybe here.

  4. Storm says:

    No tears for this particular victim, but I wish the killer would be hanged nevertheless.

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