Devon Anglin murder trial begins

Victim’s father scheduled to be first witness

Justice Howard Cooke is expected to begin hearing evidence today in the trial of Devon Anglin on a charge of murder. Anglin is accused of fatally shooting Jeremiah Barnes, 4, on the evening of 15 February, 2010, outside the Hell Esso Station.  

Jeremiah’s father, Andy Barnes, is scheduled to be the first witness called by the prosecution. 

Trial had been set to begin last Thursday, but Justice Cooke did not arrive on Island from Jamaica until late that night. On Friday morning, he heard numerous mention matters. Andrew Radcliffe began opening the Crown’s case on Friday afternoon, but did not conclude before the usual court’s closing hour. 

The Crown’s case includes photographs, maps and a video from the CCTV at the gas station. Defence attorneys John Ryder and Lucy Organ have agreed to have them submitted. Mr. Barnes will give his evidence after the case opens. 

Anglin, 25, is also charged with threatening violence against Mr. Barnes and possession of an imitation firearm with intent to commit an offence. Those charges arose from an incident that allegedly occurred two weeks before the fatal shooting. 

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