Murder trial rescheduled

Three men accused

Three men accused of murdering Omar
Barton Samuels in July 2009 have had their Grand Court trial rescheduled to
start on Monday, 30 August.

Osbourne Wilfred Douglas, Patrick
Elbert McField and Brandon Mikkyle Leslie, all in their early 20s, are accused
of the offence. Mr. Samuels, 28, was found with a gunshot wound to his leg in
the McField Lane area of George Town in the early hours of 5 July 2009. A post
mortem carried out a week later showed he had a single gunshot wound to his leg
that penetrated the femoral artery.

The three defendants entered pleas
of not guilty in January.

Trial had been set to start on 7
June. On 14 may, however, local defence attorneys advised that two senior
counsels who were being instructed in the matter were engaged in trials in the
UK and those matters were taking longer than expected.

Last Friday, Attorneys Ben Tonner,
Clyde Allen and Nicholas Dixey came before Justice Alexander Henderson to
confirm the new date. Crown Counsel Tricia Hutchinson said the trial was
expected to last three weeks.

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