The assizes will open tomorrow (Tuesday, January 24) and according to the DPP this is the first time ever so many murder cases are going to be dealth with.
“This is the first time ever that we are seeing all these murder matters at one time on a courts cause list and it speaks volumes for the administration of justice,” he said.
The assizes will be held at the High Court on the Dame Eugenia Charles Boulevard and will be presided over by Justice Bernie Stephenson Brooks.
One of the murder cases includes that of a family in Soufriere who is alleged to have beaten their brother, Harrison Williams, to death. Allegations are that on September 24, 2011 Lauretta and Herbert Xavier and Manuella Williams were involved in an altercation with their brother. It is reported that the altercation caused his death.
Other murder trials include those involving Albert Steven Jr, Shane Degallerie, Stebin Valentine, Sherman Webb, Garvin George and Kenrick Tyson.
Other cases to be dealt with are five wounding and five matters of a sexual nature.
Also listed are theft and burglary.