Alleged sexual assault victim challenging 57-year murder sentence

first_imgConvicted felon Clive Knights, who murdered an insurance executive in what he said was his bid to ward off a sexual assault seven years ago, is challenging the 57-year prison sentence handed down by Justice Navindra Singh, contending that it was not only excessive but that the Judge did not properly direct the jury on the appearance of bloodstains.Acting Chancellor of the Judiciary, Yonette Cummings-Edwards and fellowConvicted murderer Clive KnightsAppellate Justices Rishi Persaud and Dawn Gregory continued hearing the arguments at the Appeal Court on Monday.Justice Singh handed down Knights’ prison sentence in 2015 for the May 14, 2012 murder of Phoenix Park, West Bank Demerara (WBD) resident Bert Whyte. The Guyana Trinidad Mutual Fire & Life Insurance Group (GTM) insurance executive died from two stab wounds to the chest, but Knights maintained he was defending himself against sexual assault that Whyte was reportedly perpetrating.However, Attorney Dexter Todd, who is appearing for Knights at the Appeal Court, told the senior Judges that Justice Singh misdirected the jury in relation to the evidence of Assistant Police Superintendent (ASP) David who testified that he observed what appeared to be bloodstains when he visited the scene at Palm Court, where Whyte went after being stabbed at Bentinck Street, South Cummingsburg.Todd argued that Justice Singh told the jury that ASP David saw blood as opposedMurdered insurance executive Bert Whyteto apparent blood, and further added that the State should have provided a forensic specialist to make this determination and to prove it was human blood and/or that of the deceased man. Whyte had been a personnel manager at the Georgetown Public Hospital for 10 years before taking up a post as GTM’s assistant company secretary when he met his demise at the age of 44.last_img read more

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The 20 most expensive transfers of January

first_imgTransfers Coutinho, Aubameyang and the 20 most expensive transfers of January Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 16:00 2/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Laporte, Coutinho, Aubameyang Getty composite Transfers Premier League Liverpool Arsenal Chelsea Manchester City Barcelona Athletic Club Everton Tottenham Hotspur Southampton Borussia Dortmund Swansea City Monaco Stoke City Brighton & Hove Albion Valencia Bayern München Primera División Serie A Bundesliga Ligue 1 CSL The winter window is now closed, with the likes of Barcelona, Arsenal, Liverpool and Man City among those to have spent big bolstering their rankslast_img read more

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