Pile a free man

A Water Street, Christ Church man walked out of the Supreme Court complex a free man today after the complainant in his case failed to give evidence.

The trial of Kelvin Orlando Pile, who was charged with use of a firearm and wounding Adande Brathwaite with intent on September 26, 2011, was due to begin in the No. 5 Supreme Court this morning.

The jury was already in place and Prosecutor Principal Crown Council Elwood Watts called Brathwaite as his first witness in the case.

However, Brathwaite told Madam Justice Jacqueline Cornelius of his decision when he entered the witness box.

The judge therefore ordered the jury to return a not guilty verdict in the matter.

2 Responses to Pile a free man

  1. hcalndre March 15, 2017 at 10:06 am

    After 6 long years I wonder if these witnesses are sitting around waiting for these cases to heard, I heard a minister saying that trinidad and jamaica have the issue with cases being taking years to be heard, barbados only has 275.000 people to compare with those 2 countries, jamaica 2.75 million and trinidad with 1.4 million so do the maths and see that barbados would take about 20 to 25 years for cases to be heard.

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  2. Nico HL Beckles
    Nico HL Beckles March 15, 2017 at 10:59 am

    Barbados takes forever to call cases then expect witnesses to remember every detail

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