Monday, August 8, 2022
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The ongoing High Court trial involving Vermont resident Veron Primus who is charged with the murder of Real Estate Agent Sharlene Greaves, was adjourned prematurely on Wednesday, due to the illness of Primus’ lead attorney Michael Wyllie.

The adjournment followed the conclusion of the evidence-in-chief of the main investigator, Acting Corporal Edmond Ollivierre. 

Justice Brian Cottle granted the adjournment, following an application by Attorney Vynette Frederick for the matter to be adjourned due to Wyllie’s illness. 

Wyllie has conduct of the matter. Frederick told the Court she was holding papers for Wyllie, adding, “He is currently under Doctor’s care, and has been taking steps to manage the pain. We apologise to the Court and offer an apology to the Jury.” 

When Justice Cottle asked Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions, Karim Nelson whether he had any objections, Nelson replied, “I have no objections to the application.” 

Justice Cottle said the Court would take steps to get an update on Wyllie’s condition between Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning to determine what steps should be taken, with regard to the proceedings.

Corporal Ollivierre is yet to be cross-examined.

Up to press time Wednesday, the Court had heard evidence from 17 witnesses, including several detectives who assisted with the investigations.

THE VINCENTIAN has not been reporting on the evidence, at this stage, at the request of the Prosecution, due to the sensitive nature of the case and to avoid any influencing of the testimony of witnesses.

Primus was charged with Greaves’ murder in 2016, while police were carrying out investigations into another matter, of which he was a person of interest.

Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions Karim Nelson is leading the case for the Prosecution, assisted by Crown Counsel Kaylia Toney and John Ballah.

A 12-member mixed Jury is hearing the matter.

Frederick has asked the Court to allow Wyllie to walk with a particular chair for support so as to ease the pain, whenever the matter is resumed.

Cottle said he had absolutely no problem with that.

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