Murder retrial for “South”

The Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court has ordered a retrial in the murder case involving Kester Williams who received an 18-year sentence after he was convicted for the February 2008 murder of his 54-year-old employer Anthony Morain.

Williams was found guilty on June 1,  2010, following a high court trial  for the murder of his boss, who was a well known automobile mechanic operating in the Callivigny area.

However, the Trinidadian national who resided at Requin in St. David, took the matter to the Court of Appeal, which declared during a recent sitting in Grenada that Williams trial was unfair due to an error made on the part of the trial judge.

THE NEW TODAY newspaper understands that, the Court of Appeal handed down the ruling on September 17.

Williams, who is also known by the alias “south” was 41 years old at the time of the incident.

He was employed at Morain’s auto repair shop as a bodywork man for 11 years.

THE NEW TODAY understands that the incident that resulted in Morain’s death was sparked as a result of an argument between the two men over a burst gas hose.

The argument is believed to have centered around a leaking gas hose that “South” was using on a job at the mechanic shop.
Morain received four stab wounds, one of which was in the area of his chest.

He succumbed to his injuries minutes after being rushed to the St. George’s General Hospital.

Acting Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Howard Pinnock told THE NEW TODAY that the retrial is expected to commence sometime in January 2016.

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