The case against Edward “Alcapone” Green is among four murder matters down to be heard during the September Criminal assizes which opens at the High Court in Roseau on Tuesday, September 25, 2012.
Green has been on remand for the past four years after he was charged with the murder of 35 year old Damien Dorival, whose headless body was found on Elmshall Road in June 2008. Dorival’s head was later discovered in the Palm Grove River.
Another case which is expected to attract a lot of attention 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.
He had pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis and other summary charges and sentenced to spend a combination of two years and four months in jail.
The first case to be heard on September 26, 2012, following arraignments, will be the murder trial of Shane Degallerie. That matter was traversed from the May assizes.
Matters down to be heard at the September assizes include murder, abduction, wounding, theft, grievous bodily harm, burglary, arson, kidnapping, indecent assault and possession of firearm.
Prosecuting on behalf of the State is Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Gene Pestaina, assisted by State Attorneys Clement Joseph and Arthlyn Nesty.
Justice Bernie Stephenson Brooks will preside at the assizes, scheduled to begin at 9am.