Man pleads not guilty in fatal shooting case

Attorney says trial will be by jury

A man charged with being an accessory after the fact to the fatal shooting of Solomon David Webster entered pleas of not guilty in Grand Court on Friday. 

The first charge against Graham David Lauer, 60, is being an accessory after the fact of murder. Details of the charge are that on or about Sept. 8 and 9, well knowing or believing that Jose Guadalupe Sanchez had murdered Mr. Webster on Sept. 7 at Miss Daisy Lane, West Bay, he provided Sanchez with accommodation with intent to impede his apprehension or prosecution. 

A second charge accuses him of being an accessory after the fact of manslaughter. The details are the same, except that the words “unlawfully killed” Mr. Webster are used instead of the word “murdered.”  

Defense attorney Nicholas Dixey said it would be a jury trial in due course, but he had concerns he wished to discuss with the Crown. 

Lauer’s bail was revised to allow him to go fishing on condition he notify police in advance, and his curfew was changed to allow him to be outside specified premises except from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. 

Justice Charles Quin set the matter for mention again on Nov. 21. Sanchez, who remained in custody on the charge of murder, is scheduled to appear in Grand Court on Nov. 7.