The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, Nevis Circuit is set to open Monday, April 9, at the High Court in Charlestown with six cases, including two murders and one rape, four traversed from previous hearings, two new cases, and one sentence to be heard by Her Ladyship Justice Victoria Charles-Clarke.
The first of two murder cases will be that of Dominican Republic national Alexander Diaz. He was charged with the December 2014 stabbing death of Pabel Santana. In a previous hearing Diaz pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Reece Walters, whose case has been traversed from a previous hearing, will also face judge and jury after he was charged with the death of 15 year-old Shante Claxton of Jessups Village. Claxton meet her demises in September 2014 after she left home for church but never arrived at her destination. She was later found in a nearby school’s bathroom, dead. Walters was later charged with her death.
Keon Moore whose case has been traversed from a previous hearing was charged with wounding with intend and unlawful wounding. Moore has been accused of wounding Virgil Martin on May 20 2014 in Craddock Road. Moore in a previous assizes pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of unlawful wounding and not guilty to wounding with intent. The charge of wounding with intent was then withdrawn by the Director of Public Prosecution.
Roosevelt Brown whose matter has been traversed will also have his time in court. He was charged with two counts of rape and one count of kidnapping. He has been on bail pending the decision of his case.
Delano Brown who was unanimously found guilty by a 12 member jury for three counts of assault with intent to rob and one count of robbery in November 2017 during those hearings will be sentenced for his crime. Brown has been remanded at Her Majesty’s Prison in St. Kitts since November 2017.
Butler’s resident Evrol Daniel will for the first time face judge and jury. He was charged in 2016 with wounding with intent and unlawful wounding. Daniel was charged after him allegedly attacking Pastor Sven Jeffers and later stabbing Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force Officer Constable Kennedy Paul when he tried to arrest him.
Allen Broadbelt will for the first time face the judge and jury. Broadbelt was charged with larceny. Broadbelt faces a number charges for house breaking and larceny, and building breaking and larceny at both the High Court and Magistrate’s level. He is currently serving a sentence from another larceny offence.