Accused complains that his case is taking too long

COURT TODAY BLOCKSeveral accused persons asked for their matters to be dismissed when they went before Magistrate Douglas Frederick in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

Among them was Jamar Anthony JnMarie, of Break Neck Hill, My Lords Hill, St Michael, accused of robbing Jerome King of a $4 500 chain on August 31, 2013.

When the case was called and the prosecutor asked for an adjournment, JnMarie queried it. When he heard that the file relating to the case was not available, the accused man asked that the matter be dismissed.

He also complained about how the case was affecting his work and his attendance at a course he should have been   on today.

Stating that he has been attending court for almost two years, JnMarie stressed that “every time I come, I hearing the same thing. No file . . . It is always because of the file and no other reason.”

“The prosecutor seems to be dragging his feet on the file,” JnMarie argued. “How long can a file take to be produced?”

Magistrate Douglas Frederick urged the prosecutor to work on getting the file there for the next occasion, before adjourning the matter until August 31.

2 Responses to Accused complains that his case is taking too long

  1. Alex3 May 8, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    The man has a point. It seems the Crown has lost this case before it began.

  2. Mac10 May 8, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    To make a point to the prosecution lawyers (& judicial printer ink buyers) the case should be dismissed on the grounds that the judicial system in Barbados is a complete joke. Two years of back & forth because of “lack of files” is unacceptable. The prosecution should be fined contempt of court for being incompetent.


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