Four Men Could Walk On Murder Charges Today LK Hewlett Story Updated: February 26 th 2015 at 11:40 am top l-r Nicholas Riley, Darrel Sutton bottom l-r Kenrick Phillip, Keithroy Phillip
High court judge Justice Marlene Carter is expected to deliver her ruling today as to whether four young men charged with murder will go free or have their fate decided by a jury. The Challengers residents – Darrel “Gaps” Sutton; Nicholas Riley; and brothers Keithroy “Keithy” Phillip and Kenrick “Mighty Links” Phillip are on trial for the murder of 24-year-old Kevaughn Pemberton. The Old Road resident was last seen alive when he got off a passenger bus in Challengers on June 18, 2012. A few weeks after, the four were charged despite the fact that no body was ever recovered. The Crown’s main witness was deemed hostile on the stand when she recanted her sworn statement to police. The four attorneys representing the men -QC Dr. Henry Browne, Fitzroy Eddy, Marsha Henderson and Chesley Hamilton- filed no case submissions last week saying the Prosecution led by Director of Public Prosecution Travers Sinanan had failed to prove there had been a murder. While the Phillip brothers and Sutton would be freed if the Judge grants the no case submissions, 24-year-old Riley would return to prison. While on remand for Pemberton’s murder, Riley, along with Keith Murray, Denroy Simmonds both of Challengers Village, were in November 2013 arrested and charged for the murder of a missing man- George Livingston Queeley of Trafalgar- which was allegedly committed on January 27, 2011.