Court rejects Devon Anglin appeal

| 07/12/2012

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal has dismissed the application by Devon Anglin  to overturn his conviction of the murder of Carlos Webster in a West Bay Road nightclub. Anglin had appealed on the basis of irreconcilable differences and inconsistences in the evidence of the two anonymous witnesses and the grounds that the anonymous witness order should not have been made. Although the appeal court has not yet given the detailed reasons why they dismissed the appeal, the judgment will set an important precedent regarding the use of anonymous witnesses in future cases.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I agree with the writer about these bandits/criminals using govt $ on appeals
    On future driving us in a deeper financial hole!


  2. Judge Dredd says:

    Too much public money is wasted on hopeless appeals and there are too many bad appeals.   No legal aid should be given for criminal appeals – lawyers should instead be allowed to do criminal appeals on the basis of getting a fee if they win the appeal.   That would act as a filter to stop waste.

  3. Anonymous says:

    He’s better off in there than on the streets!


    • And says:

      He has lots of company

    • Anonymous says:

      I wish the Courts would stop wasting money allowing these criminals to appeal their cases with legal aid funds.  They go and commit murder, the courts know sthey are guilty, their families know they are guilty, the entire island knows they are guilty but they are trying to bring hell and heaven together to prove "their innocence".  Keep your noses clean and you all won't have to be locked up.