- Search Results
 
 
Court Jails Man, 23, For 15 Years For Murder
Date Uploaded: Sep 04, 2014

Temple Of Justice

 

 

 

 

Court Jails Man, 23, For 15 Years For Murder 

By Comfort Johnson

MONROVIA, September 4 (LINA) - The Criminal Court “A” at the Temple of Justice in Monrovia has sentenced 23-year-old Augustine David to 15 years in prison for murder.

The petit jury, which comprised four women and two men, brought down a unanimous guilty verdict on August 29, against the defendant, after careful review of the evidence adduced at the trial.

Handing down the final verdict Wednesday, the Presiding Judge Johannes Zlahn said in his ruling that the evidence adduced at the trial established the essential elements of the crime of murder beyond all reasonable doubt and therefore supports the jury’s verdict.

Augustine David admitted committing the crime, but said that it was a mistake.  

Judge Zlahn in his ruling said convict David was found guilty of the crime of murder pursuant to chapter 14, section 14.1 and (b) of the penal law of Liberia.

He added that all evidence adduced at the trial was sufficient to convict the defendant for the crime of murder, and that the jury’s verdict was supported by the weight of the evidence adduced at the trial.

 He added that convict David will be sentenced to 15 years in prison, including the time he has already served.

Judge Zlahn has accordingly ordered the Clerk of Court to issue a commitment to the Sheriff for David to be sent to the Monrovia Central Prison where he will serve his jail term.

LINA CMJ/TSS/PTK

 

latest headlines
Judge Kaba Reserves Ruling In E.J. Roye Building Case
Judge Yussuf D. Kaba of the Civil Law Court has reserved ruling in a motion for Declaratory Judgment filed by some individuals calling themselves ...more
CENTAL Raises Eyebrow About Political Parties Spending
The Center for Transparency and Accountability in Liberia (CENTAL) has expressed concern over the expenditure of political parties on fleets of n ...more
LTA, Partners End Int’l Internet Workshop
The Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA) and partners have ended a two-day international workshop on ICANN (the Internet Cooperation for As ...more
Liberia To Host GIABA Plenary, Ministerial Meetings
Liberia will host the Intergovernmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA) 27th Technical Commission/Plenary and 17th M ...more
GOL, Sweden Sign US$21.6m Accord On Feeder Roads In 7 Counties
The Governments of Liberia and Sweden have signed a US$21.6 million agreement to support the third phase of the Liberia-Swedish Feeder Roads Proj ...more
Defense Ministry Relaxes Camp Ramrod Eviction
The Ministry of Defense has with immediate effect put on hold its notice of eviction to inhabitants of the 72nd Camp Ramrod Barracks in Paynesvil ...more
 
All rights reserved © 2013 - 2014
Liberia News Agency