Three murder cases are on the Cause List for the January Criminal Assizes which gets under way today (Tuesday) at the High Court in Roseau.
There are 31 matters on the list to be dealt with by the court.
The three murders cases on the list include those against Shane Degallerie, Clement Labassaire and Edward “Alcapone” Green who is charged with the gruesome murder of Damian Dorival.
Degallerie has been charged for murdering Justin Joseph of Fond Cole on April 23, 2010.
Another top matter on the list is that of Webster Edmund of Layou.
Edmund, who is accused of kidnapping and holding a teenage girl from that community hostage for 40 days, faces charges of kidnapping, abduction, indecent assault, unlawful sexual intercourse, possession of ammunition with intent to endanger life and possession of firearm to endanger life.
The list also contains 9 cases of unlawful sexual contacts as well as wounding/grievous bodily harm matters.
Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Gene Pestaina, along with State attorneys Clement Joseph and Arthlyn Nesty, will prosecute on behalf of the State.
Justice Bernie Stephenson and Brian Cottle are the local Judges for the matters.