Murder trial delayed as lawyers wrangle

| 07/05/2015 | 0 Comments
Cayman News Service

Jose Sanchez

(CNS): Closed door hearings and legal wrangling have dominated the first three days of the case against a West Bay man for the murder of Special Olympian, Solomon (Solly) Webster, last year. Jose Sanchez (27) opted to face trial on Monday with just a judge and waived his right to a jury but so far the case has been bogged down in legal arguments and the crown has not yet put its case against before the court. The case, which is scheduled for two weeks, was expected to start Thursday in Grand Court One before Justice Charles Quin.

Webster, who won a gold medal at the regional Special Olympics in 2010 when he competed in the boules-like game bocce, is not thought to be the gunman’s intended target. The West Bay athlete, who had learning disabilities, was shot in the upper thigh and he died as the bullet penetrated his femoral artery.

Sanchez has denied being the shooter or having possession of the Colt semi-automatic handgun that was recovered at the scene.

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