Murder trial adjourned: Defense raises point of law

The trial of Justin D’Angelo Ramoon and Osbourne Wilfred Douglas on a charge of murder has been adjourned.

They are charged with the murder of Jason Charles Powery, which occurred on the night of Wednesday, July 1, 2015 in George Town. He was 20 at the time and a resident of West Bay.

The defendants entered their pleas of not guilty last year.

On Monday, jury selection began. However, defense counsel Sean Larkin subsequently asked to raise a point of law in the absence of jurors.

After discussion in the closed courtroom, Justice Charles Quin called everyone back and advised that they were no longer required that day or for the week. He asked them to return on Feb. 8 and reminded them that up-to-date information would be available on the jury hotline.

Mr. Larkin is instructed by attorney Alice Carver on behalf of Ramoon.

Lead counsel Brendan Kelly is instructed by attorney Laurence Aiolfi on behalf of Douglas.

The case for the prosecution is being conducted by Director of Public Prosecutions Cheryll Richards, assisted by Crown counsel Candia James.