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Lawyer wants changes in system

BARRY ALLEYNE, barryalleyne@nationnews.com

Added 01 March 2016


Attorney-at-law Arthur Holder wants to see a change in how capital cases are channelled through the legal system, so as reduce to the probability of more innocent people ending up in jail. (Picture by Xtra Vision Photography.)

ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Arthur Holder wants to see some immediate changes to that country’s criminal justice system which could prevent more innocent people from being wrongly imprisoned, especially in the case of capital crimes.

A disgusted Holder is convinced the legal system is “broken” at the moment. He claims that if the right things had been done in the first place, his client Michael Antonio Greenidge would not have spent four years on remand charged with a capital crime, in spite of being an innocent man.

Greenidge, of Massiah Street, St John, spent four years on remand at Dodds Prison awaiting trial for the murder of George Clarke in 2010, before the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions instructed the Commissioner of Police to discontinue the matter on January 11 due to insufficient evidence.

But Greenidge wasn’t actually freed until last Wednesday, 44 days later.

READ: Extra time for Michael Antonio Greenidge in Dodds

Please read the full story in today's Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.


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