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Maynard double-murder trial set to start tomorrow

COURT TODAY BLOCKThe double-murder trial of Deon DaCosta Maynard is expected to start tomorrow.

Maynard, 41, is accused of murdering Arthur Chadderton and his son-in-law, Gerhard Stock, on August 2, 2011.

Both men were shot at Chadderton’s home in Salters, St George.

Justice Jacqueline Cornelius is presiding over the case in the No. 5 Supreme Court. Principal Crown Counsel Anthony Blackman is prosecuting.

Maynard, a barber from Rendezvous, Christ Church, is not represented by counsel.

A 12-member jury is hearing the matter.

One Response to Maynard double-murder trial set to start tomorrow

  1. Tony Waterman January 26, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    “Maynard, a Barber from Rendezvous, Christ Church, is not represented by counsel.”

    This is NOT a Good Start to this Case, or for Jurisprudence in Barbados and indeed in the Caribbean and Caricom.

    Take for instance, our Neighbour to the North, They have “MIRANDA RIGHTS LAW” in which it is STATED to the Accused that He/She has certain Constitutional RIGHTS, which are then READ ALOUD to the arrested person. they are as follows and as far as this Particular Case, The Queen VS Deon DaCosta Maynard Double Murder, please pay SPECIAL ATTENTION to RIGHT #4, as this POOR Obviously not Highly Educated Barber, has NO Chance in Hell of NOT being Convicted, as he has NO Legal Representation. Is this what 50 years after “Lick and Lock up done wid” is being meted out to Average Barbadians as “JUSTICE”????

    MIRANDA LAW,Should we have something like this as a standard in Barbados Law,50 Years Post Independence.

    (1) You have the right to remain silent and refuse to answer questions.

    (2( Anything you say may be used against you in a court of law.

    (3) You have the right to consult an attorney before speaking to the police and to have an attorney present during questioning now or in the future.

    (4) If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you before any questioning if you wish.

    (5) If you decide to answer questions now without an attorney present, you will still have the right to stop answering at any time until you talk to an attorney.

    (6) Knowing and understanding your rights as I have explained them to you, are you willing to answer my questions without an attorney present?



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