Murder-accused pleads guilty to manslaughter

Daniel, who was charged with the 2008 murder of Llewellyn Martin of Jessups Village, appeared before the Nevis Circuit Court on Wednesday 1st December 2010 when his trial was to have taken place. understands that Daniel submitted a guilty plea to the subsumed “manslaughter” charge and was subsequently remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison until 17th December 2010. On that date, he expected to be sentenced.

Presiding judge His Lordship Justice Henry Moore ordered that a social enquiry report be compiled on Daniel and presented to the court prior to sentencing.

Martin’s partly decomposed body was discovered on 23rd November 2008 at his Cotton Ground home and reportedly bore multiple stab wounds.

Reports indicate that the 54-year-old was discovered in the living room of his home and police investigations led them to arrest and charge Daniel for the crime.

With the disposal of this case, the Director of Public Prosecution has just one more case to dispose of. Five were docketed for the current criminal assizes:

  • Sandy Nisbett who is charged with murder
  • Daniel who was charged with murder
  • Keshawn Merchant who was charged with gun and ammunition possession
  • Kenrick Hendrickson who was charged with indecent assault and
  • Osbourne Hewitt who was charged with unlawful carnal knowledge

Nisbett’s case was traversed to the April 2011 Criminal Assizes while the Director of Public Prosecution filed a nolle prosequi (unwilling to pursue) application in Hewitt’s case. Merchant and Daniel’s cases were disposed of while Hendrickson awaits trial.

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