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Murder Trial Stalled For Third Time

The third trial for the man accused of the murder of businessman Keith Carey failed to start yesterday.

Jamal Glinton had received a death sentence following his conviction for Carey’s murder. Prosecutors alleged Glinton shot Carey, 43, twice outside Bank of The Bahamas International on Tonique Williams-Darling Highway on February 27, 2006 before taking a $40,000 deposit that belonged to the Esso Service Station Carey operated.

However, the Court of Appeal ordered a new trial last November on the charges of murder and armed robbery and conspiracy to commit the offenses.

That trial was scheduled to begin before Senior Justice Anita Allen yesterday. However, the judge removed the matter from the court’s list. Allen set a status hearing for November 18.

The Court of Appeal ruled that Senior Supreme Court Justice Jon Isaacs erred when he told jurors not to consider murder and armed robbery charges against Glinton’s co-accused Dwight Knowles and Sean Brown.

Knowles was given an 11-year sentence and Brown received a 10-year sentence for conspiracy to commit robbery.

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