Man charged with murder to be mentioned again in Grand Court on Nov. 7
Three men charged in connection with the fatal shooting of Solomon David Webster on Sept. 7 have all had charges against them set for mention again in Grand Court, but on different dates.
On Monday, Graham David Lauer appeared in Summary Court, where Magistrate Valdis Foldats transmitted charges against him to the Grand Court.
Lauer, 60, is accused of being an accessory after the fact of murder. Details allege that he, knowing or believing that Jose Guadalupe Sanchez had murdered Mr. Webster, assisted him by providing accommodation and telephone calls with intent to impede his apprehension or prosecution.
A second charge of being an accessory after the fact of manslaughter contains the same details except that the words “unlawfully killed” Mr. Webster are used instead of the word “murdered.” Both charges were set for mention in the higher court on Friday, Oct. 17.
Lauer, who was represented by attorney Nicholas Dixey, remained on bail with conditions that include surrender of passport, reporting to the police, curfew and residence at a specified address.
Sanchez, 27, first appeared in court on Sept. 15, charged with murdering Mr. Webster at Miss Daisy Lane in West Bay and possession of an unlicensed firearm. His charges went directly to Grand Court, where he appeared on Sept. 26. Attorney Guy Dilliway-Parry asked for an adjournment of five weeks because he had received papers the previous day and needed time to consider them with his client.
The next mention date was set for Friday, Nov. 7. Sanchez remained in custody.
The second man to be charged as an accessory after the fact was Blake Christopher Barrell, 30. Details of his charges are similar to those against Lauer, except that the alleged assistance to Sanchez was providing him with a telephone handset and telephone calls, with intent to impede his apprehension or prosecution.
Barrell is scheduled to appear in Grand Court on Friday, Oct. 10. Represented by attorney Laurence Aiolfi, he is on bail with conditions that include residence, curfew and reporting to police. A fisherman by occupation, if Barrell goes out in his boat, he is to report his intended site to the Marine Enforcement Unit along with times of intended departure and return.
Mr. Webster, a resident of Miss Daisy Lane, was a Special Olympics athlete who won gold for the Cayman Islands in bocce at regional games in Puerto Rico in 2010. A Special Olympics statement after his death described him as a keen footballer and basketball player, who overcame many challenges. He was 24.