A total of eight murder cases and eight cases dealing with sexual offenses are among matters to be heard in the September 2015 session of the Criminal Court which gets underway on September 29.
The case of Herbert Xavier, Lauretta Xavier and Manuella Williams of Soufriere who are to be tried for the murder of their brother Harrison Williams of the same community in 2010, are among matters on the list.
The three were given 15 years behind bars, however, in 2014 the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal ruled that errors were made by the trial judge. As a result their convictions were squashed and a retrial ordered. They are currently on bail.
Vivian Charles, Donald Massicott, Clarence Lewis, Bernie Samuel, Daniel Elton Bannis, Reginald Mann and Mackenly Williams are expected to be tried for murder.
Layne Orlando Royer will be tried for causing death by reckless driving.
There are eight cases dealing with unlawful sexual intercourse and indecent assault.
Other matters on the cause list, a total of 31, include drug trafficking, burglary and theft and death by reckless driving.