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Jan 31, 2013

Trapp Murder case slipping; statement inadmissible

 

Nicholi Rhys

On January twenty-ninth, the first murder trial without jury got underway on Tuesday; twenty-two year old Nicholi Rhys is being accused of the murder of reputed gangster Andre Trapp, which took place on June tenth, 2010. When the trial resumed, Special Constable Charles Usher took the stand in what was to be critical evidence against Rhys. An oral caution statement was ruled inadmissible after Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin did not allow the statement to be introduced in the trial. Rhys attorney, Simeon Sampson, objected to the admissibility of the statement on the grounds that Rhys was coerced at gunpoint into giving the statement.  The CJ was not of the view that Rhys gave the statement willingly, and denied the statement into the trial against Rhys. Rhys also denied giving police the caution statement. Nine witnesses have called so far and the case continues.

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2 Responses for “Trapp Murder case slipping; statement inadmissible”

  1. Al says:

    It is looking as if I am right on this one, this man will walk out a free murderer. Who will his next victim be, or maybe smeone will make him pay for Trapps death.

    It is so hard for me to look at this young man and understad why he became involved in this ganster life. He looks like he could have been better than what he choos.

    Please MR PM, do something to preserve the future of the country, we are loosing the very people we need to grow as a contry, our young people.need some hope, you have the power to turn it around. I would like to suggest that if you don’t know how to turn this around , please don’t run for office again and give someone else the opportunity to try to get the country on track.

  2. Storm says:

    Once again I urge the police to acquire and USE digital or microtape voice recorders, so that murderers cannot escape conviction merely by denying that they made a statement.

    Hon. Saldivar is too busy intimidating teachers to do his job, so I hope our new ComPol Whylie will see that such a basic step is taken.

    How many major cases must be lost because police lack the inexpensive tools to record confessions?

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