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St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN); Four men convicted of sexual offences will have their appeals heard when the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeals convenes in Basseterre next week.

Appealing their high court criminal convictions are: Troy Hendrickson, convicted in 2011 of the unlawful carnal knowledge of a 12-year-old girl, and sentenced to 20 years behind bars; Wendell Welcome was convicted of unlawful carnal knowledge in 2014 for the statutory rape of an 11-year-old in 2011 and sentenced to 16 years in prison; Quincy Davis, convicted of unlawful carnal knowledge in 2013; and Evans Amory, convicted in October 2012 for two counts of Indecent Assault committed in July 2012 and sentenced to ten years imprisonment. 

Also appealing his conviction is Carl Matthew, convicted in 2013 of shooting at with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

Among those appealing their magisterial criminal sentences are Lynell Heath, convicted of Unlawful Possession of goods and ammunition; Jaron Francis, convicted of illegal possession of ammunition; and Sankoffi MacCabee, convicted of Possession of a controlled drug.

Appealing convictions at the magistrate level are Steadroy Walwyn, brother of former Police Commissioner CG Walwyn, along with Elaine Cooper, both convicted of cocaine possession and possession with intent to supply; and Dwight Jacobs, convicted of possession of a controlled drug.

There are 17 high court civil appeals up for status hearings including Kimberly Warde vs the Chief of Police; Wingrove George vs Cherita Clarke; Eugene Hamilton vs Cedric Liburd et al; and the Hon. Shawn Richards et al vs the Constituency Boundaries Commission.

18 high court criminal appeals are also listed for status hearings including Jahmari Lake and Leon Federon convicted of robbery; Akeem Foster convicted of burglary; Jomi Rawlins, Shenroy Francis, Glenroy Smithen, Nelson Challenger and Moses Gardener convicted of murder; and ex- Defense Force soldiers Jamal Phillip and Charles Bowry, convicted of rape.

 

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0 #1 Jeffrey L Donovan 2017-03-12 00:47
If these sentences pertaining to having sex with a minor are reduced, it will send the wrong message to these criminals and would be a slap in the face of those who are working so diligently to protect minors from abuse, especially sexual abuse. I cannot think of a rationale that a judge would use as a reason to reduce these sentences involving adults having sex with minors, unless there is irrefutable evidence that can prove it did not happen.
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