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Jul 14, 2020

C.C.J. Hands Down Ruling; Calaney Flowers Fights to Remain Free

Calaney Flowers

The Caribbean Court of Justice has ruled that the Court of Appeal should hear an appeal filed by D.P.P. Cheryl-Lynn Vidal in respect to Calaney Flowers.  Flowers who was acquitted of the hit and run murder of her ex-boyfriend, Lyndon Morrison, is still fighting to remain free despite the matter making its way through the local and regional courts.  This afternoon the C.C.J. bench ruled that the D.P.P. does have a right to appeal a decision handed down in the appellate jurisdiction.

 

Justice of the Caribbean Court of Justice

“This afternoon, we have convened merely to give the orders in this case.  The court is in a position to pronounce those orders.  We shall deliver the court’s written judgment that will embody the reasons for the orders in due course, but as of now I can say that the appeal is allowed with reasons to follow.  The order is paid for by the Director of Public Prosecutions are granted, namely that Section 65-C3 of the Indictable Procedures Act gives the D.P.P. a right of appeal against the verdict of acquittal of a judge in a trial conducted without a jury and the decision by the Court of Appeal dismissing the application by the D.P.P. for want of jurisdiction is set aside.  In criminal matters, we make no order as to costs.  That is the extent of these proceedings.”


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