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Jun 24, 2005

Appeals Justices give reasons for denying Pipersburg & Robateau

Story PictureAlthough they were informed in March that the Court of Appeal was dismissing their appeal, it was not until today that the notorious duo, Leslie Pipersburg and Patrick Robateau were told why. The majority decision of Justices Elliott Motley and Boyd Carey read “We are satisfied that despite the duration of the trial and its complexity, we could find no irregularities which could have the effect of making the trial unfair and we are of the opinion that the jury arrived at a true verdict in light of the evidence.” Pipersburg and Robateau were convicted of the murders of Kevin Alvarez, Fidel Mai, Cherry Tucker, and David Flores during their crime spree on June eighteenth, 2002. Although dismissed by the Court of Appeal, the convicted men can appeal their sentence to the Privy Council. While it is not clear if he was attempting to escape, is reported that Pipersburg got into an altercation with prison guards when he attempted to get a hold of one of their weapons while being escorted from the court today and had to be forcefully restrained.

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