Prosecution, defense, give closing arguments in “Alcapone” case

court2State prosecutor, Keith Scotland, has urged the nine-member jury in the Edward “Alcapone” Green trial to apply their common sense when trying to reach a verdict in the case.

In his hour long closing address to the jury on Tuesday morning, Scotland said they should not allow small issues like minor time discrepancies to cloud their judgement.

According to him, the onus was on the prosecution to prove the guilt of the accused and they have done so by bringing forward 29 witnesses including Green’s two sons Dione and David Green, to testify.

“Green is the common denominator,” Scotland pointed out. “He told the witnesses he was going to kill Dorival and how. Don’t believe any side show.”

He noted that the case was divided into 3 stages; the talking stage where Green told witnesses that he was going to murder Dorival, the execution stage, and the stage where he disposed of the body.

Scotland encouraged the jurors to forgive David Green, who according to him, was forced to be an accomplice in the murder.

The younger Green had testified in court that his father had called him and asked him to assist him in dragging Dorival’s body to a jeep. Green also told the court that his father told him that same night, “I shot Damien Dorival and he did not see it coming.”

Scotland urged the jurors to see beyond Alcapone’s “pretend” image of being a poor, feeble old man.

In closing, he told the jury to return a true verdict according to the evidence brought before them.

However, defense lawyer Darius Jones did not take the prosecution’s arguments lightly. Jones told the jurors to avoid being flustered by Scotland’s attractive words and flamboyant display and focus on the evidence.

According to him one of the sons of the accused namely, Dione Green, wanted to bring across the impression that he had a nice relationship with his father.  Jones indicated that Dione’s testimony can be questioned since it sounded like “a movie script” and he seemed rehearsed.

Jones also highlighted David Green’s reason for testifying against his father. According to him Green stood up in court and stated, “I have one good reason, I not going down with mister.” Green also admitted to handling Dorival’s dead body, according to court testimony.

Presiding judge, Justice Bernie Stephenson, is expected to address the jury on Wednesday.

Edward Green is currently on trial for the 2008 murder of Damien Dorival.

Dorival’s headless body was found on Elmshall Road. His head was later discovered in the Palm Grove River.

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14 Comments

  1. Let my comment vive
    March 7, 2017

    If you call that justice your a fool!!!!!!! Edward didnt kill anyone!!!! But he should have!!!

  2. Bolom
    July 18, 2013

    Justice is served! The parties involved are all sane. Its a fair trial.

  3. .
    July 17, 2013

    Guilty !!!

  4. battered
    July 17, 2013

    Only on their judgement day,they try to present themselves as old febble and all that crap.
    Thieves,muderers drug dealers and the likes, feel empowered while they are committing their crimes,then when their day of reconing come,they like top play angle.This man is a Wicked Man,who needs no mercy.Too many women suffer under this sucker while he was young and strong,now he lying like a politician.Time to pay the piper sucker.

  5. Justice and Truth
    July 16, 2013

    From what I heard there was not a good fatherly and sons relationship. Under this condition, would Green have such confidence in his son to really have told him he killed the man and asked for his help and expect that they would have kept quiet about it?
    DPP if the police force does not have a lie detector, it is priority that you get one. It would be extremely helpful in especially this case. Who knows if they did not fabricate their story against their father including those witnesses?
    I hope you all told the truth. For it is a grievous/mortal sin, firstly against The Eighth Commandment God to bear false witness.

    • Justice and Truth
      July 16, 2013

      And if it is against your Father, the punishment will be more severe for The Lord has commanded, The Fourth Commandment, Honor Thy Father…

  6. sad
    July 16, 2013

    This man need to be brought. To justice he s sons testifying against him we need justice life

  7. Anonymous
    July 16, 2013

    Guilty

  8. Watching
    July 16, 2013

    :-x :roll: :evil: :cry: :(

  9. Faceup
    July 16, 2013

    Free Alcopone…

    • July 17, 2013

      “Free Alcapone…”? What is this a struggle for human rights? You’re so funny :) :-D

  10. ?
    July 16, 2013

    Lord please guide the jurors. lead them to the truth amen. only u know Lord only u know. i pray that the jurors listen to the almighty father.

  11. star girl
    July 16, 2013

    if the juries dont understand this case i agree they want mr green out that man is a cold bloody killer shot the man then cut of his head he should to sent to jail for life till the almighty is ready for him come on lets be real sentence the man

    • Justice and Truth
      July 16, 2013

      It is a strange case. Three people know:
      God knows who did it.
      The dead man knows who did it but dead men tell no tales.
      Green knows if he did it or not.
      We should leave the rest to the jurors and hope they have their head on to weigh out the entire evidence.

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