Tag: Sallie Bennett-Jenkins KC

Gunman claimed he was in fear for his life

Gunman claimed he was in fear for his life

| 19/04/2024 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Justin Kyle Jackson, who alongside Eric Soto is expected to be sentenced on Friday for the manslaughter of retired prison officer Harry Elliott, told the police that days after that fatal shooting, he was armed with a different gun to the one that killed Elliott because he was in fear for his life. Caine […]

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Killers ‘deeply remorseful’ as they await sentence

Killers ‘deeply remorseful’ as they await sentence

| 21/03/2024 | 41 Comments

(CNS): Lawyers representing Justin Kyle Jackson (25) and Eric Brian Williams Soto (23) told the court their clients were “deeply remorseful” about the death of Harry Elliott (63), who was shot and killed by Jackson during an attempted robbery at an illegal numbers shop on School Road in April 2022. In November last year, Jackson […]

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DPP called witness in Bush trial against her wishes

DPP called witness in Bush trial against her wishes

| 05/03/2024 | 47 Comments

(CNS): Justice Stanley John has lifted reporting restrictions on the recent trial of McKeeva Bush (69), which collapsed last week as a result of a serious abuse of the process by the crown in relation to how they brought the case against Bush for indecent assault and the information that was withheld from him and […]

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Bush discharged as judge stops assault trial

Bush discharged as judge stops assault trial

| 29/02/2024 | 166 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED WITH FULL STORY: Mckeeva Bush was discharged by the court Thursday after the judge presiding over the case against him for indecent assault stayed the proceedings as a result of a successful application by the defence accusing the crown of an abuse of process. Justice Stanley John discharged the jury, released Bush from […]

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Speaker of the House bit me, says complainant

Speaker of the House bit me, says complainant

| 23/02/2024

(CNS): A civil servant allegedly indecently assaulted by then speaker of parliament McKeeva Bush (MP) told the police that he bit and sucked her hand, leaving a mark, at a cocktail party in September 2022. The complainant was one of two women whose evidence was presented to the court on Thursday via police video interviews […]

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Bush assault trial stalled by legal arguments

Bush assault trial stalled by legal arguments

| 22/02/2024

(CNS): Legal discussions between the crown and the defence lawyers stalled the trial of McKeeva Bush MP on Wednesday and delayed the appearance of the complainants in court until Thursday. Following a brief cross-examination of the detective who presented the CCTV footage to the court, the lawyers were engaged in arguments before the judge over […]

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Bush was ‘weird and creepy’ says assault victim

Bush was ‘weird and creepy’ says assault victim

| 19/02/2024

(CNS): McKeeva Bush MP (WBW) was described by one of the women he is accused of indecently assaulting as “weird and creepy” when he bit and sucked her arm during a cocktail party at the Ritz-Carlton in 2022, a court heard on Monday. As Charles Miskin KC opened the crown’s case against the former premier […]

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No evidence Jackson meant to kill, argues lawyer

No evidence Jackson meant to kill, argues lawyer

| 01/11/2023

(CNS): Justin Kyle Jackson (24) did not intend to kill Harry Elliott (63) when he shot him last summer, his attorney argued when she addressed the jury on his behalf on Tuesday. Sallie Bennett-Jenkins KC said the prosecution had failed to prove that her client was guilty of murder and failed to consider the evidence […]

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Soto denies knowledge of gun in fatal robbery

Soto denies knowledge of gun in fatal robbery

| 27/10/2023

(CNS): Eric Brian Williams Soto (23) denied knowing anything about the gun his partner in crime had brought to a robbery gone wrong in April 2022, in which Harry Elliott was shot and killed. The former prison officer was gunned down in the doorway of a numbers shop, which Soto admits he and Justin Kyle […]

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Jurors visit scene of gambling shop killing

Jurors visit scene of gambling shop killing

| 24/10/2023

(CNS): Grand Court spilled out onto the streets of George Town on Monday when the twelve men and women sitting as jurors in the case against Justin Kyle Jackson and Eric Brian Williams Soto for the murder of Harry Elliott last summer visited the scene of the crime. Justice Cheryll Richards, the lawyers, court officials […]

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Elliott murder was ‘robbery gone wrong’ says crown

Elliott murder was ‘robbery gone wrong’ says crown

| 23/10/2023

(CNS): Candia James-Malcolm, the deputy director of public prosecutions, told a jury that Harry Elliott (63), a former prison officer who was gunned down at a numbers shop in George Town on 25 April 2022, was murdered during “a robbery gone horribly wrong”. As she opened the crown’s case against Justin Kyle Jackson and Eric […]

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