Date set for murder re-trial

No election yet for judge or jury

Josue Carillo Perez is scheduled to
go on trial starting Monday, 20 September, for the 2008 murder of Martin
Gareau.

The defendant was found not guilty
by Justice Roy Anderson in October after electing
trial by judge alone. The Crown appealed and the Court of Appeal agreed with
the argument, sending the matter back to Grand Court as the law requires
(Caymanian Compass, 29 March).

Defence Attorney Anthony Akiwumi, appeared
before Justice Howard Cooke on Friday to arrange a date for the new trial. The
judge sent Mr. Akiwumi and Crown Counsel Kenneth Ferguson to the court listing
officer to arrange a date.

The September date was fixed.
However, Mr. Akiwumi did not indicate whether the trial is to be with a jury or
by judge alone. That election does
not have to be made until at least 21 days before the trial starts.

Mr. Gareau, a Canadian national who
came to work in Cayman’s construction
industry shortly after Hurricane Ivan in 2004, was found dead in his Beach Bay
home after the May holiday long weekend in 2008.

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