Voir dire conducted in Maynard murder case

COURT TODAY BLOCKA voir dire (a trial within a trial in the absence of the jury) took up the entire day’s proceedings as the double-murder trial of Deon DaCosta Maynard continued today in the No. 5 Supreme Court.

Maynard, 41, is accused of murdering Arthur Frederick Chaderton and his son-in-law Gerhard Stock on August 2, 2011. Both men died after they were shot at Chaderton’s Salters, St. George home. Stock and his family were vacationing in Barbados at the time.

Justice Jacqueline Cornelius is presiding over the case in which Principal Crown Counsel Anthony Blackman is prosecuting on behalf of the Crown.

Maynard is conducting his own defence.

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