Maryland : New Trial Venue for Six Alleged Murderers


The Judge of the 4th Judiciary Circuit Court in Harper, Maryland County, has granted a change of venue in the case involving six persons who were charged and send to court for alleged Murder.

State security nabbed six persons following the killing of a 12-grade student of the Pleebo High School in the county.

Government lawyers during the arguments call for a change of venue due to public sentiments and that the case has created grounds for public uprising .

Judge Tikolo Coton after series of arguments and legal battling accepted the motion filed by government lawyers to have the case transferred to the 7th Judiciary Circuit Court in Zwedru Grand Gedeh County.

According to Cllr. Wesseh A Wesseh , Deputy Minister of Litigation, the decision to transfer the case came after arguments between Government lawyers and lawyers representing the alleged perpetrators.

“All I can say for now is that case has been transferred after arguments between lawyers, and also under our law. When these things happened, there are too many legal implications involved and not how the public will want it be, we will  shortly begin the investigation.” Cllr. Wesseh spoked on a local Community Radio in Maryland County.

Meanwhile, several  residents expressed excitement over the probe by government into the case.

“We’re  happy to hear the news that they started talking the case and they transferred it from Maryland County. Whatever place they carry it, we are happy because maybe they know what the law say more than us.” Daniel Sibling a disabled indicated.

As for Rebecca Collins she said move by government to prosecute those involved is commendable “I think the Government did extremely well by starting this case, because we had too many things destroying just because of this death, so think God the rightful thing is been done.”

The residents meanwhile use the occasion to call for Justice and think the transfer of the case could bring hope to residents of Maryland County who are yielding and crying for Justice since the inception of the alleged murdered case in the County.



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