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Murder accused Aldon Thomas, left, used a plastic bag to hide his face as he is escorted to court on Thursday, April 11, 2024. In the insert, right, he is photographed in December 2019.
Murder accused Aldon Thomas, left, used a plastic bag to hide his face as he is escorted to court on Thursday, April 11, 2024. In the insert, right, he is photographed in December 2019.
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The lawyer representing the man charged with two counts of murder over the death of two men whose burnt bodies were found in Park Hill on Monday has told the court that there is no evidence against his client.

Michael Wyllie made the assertion at the Serious Offences Court on Monday, as his client, Aldon Thomas, 26, had his first court appearance in connection with the killings.

“The only reason for these charges is to ensure that he remains in custody,” Wyllie told Senior Magistrate Colin John.

“Yesterday, I went to the station and they were about to release him. They called Georgetown and Georgetown said to charge him. There is absolutely no evidence against this guy for these charges,” the lawyer further stated. 

“When we get to that bridge, we would cross it, Mr. Wyllie,” John responded.

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Thomas is accused of murdering Marvin Barker, a 31-year-old farmer and Kelvert Smart, 41, a labourer, both of Park Hill between April 6 and 8. 

He was not required to plead to the indictable charges. 

John informed Thomas that bail is not normally granted to people accused of murder and ordered that he be remanded in custody. 

The magistrate then noted that Wyllie was at the Bar table and told him he didn’t know if he wanted to say anything.

It was at this point that Wyllie made his comments about the prosecution not having evidence against his client. 

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Defence cousel Michael Wyllie. (iWN file photo)

Meanwhile, the prosecutor, Inspector of Police Renrick Cato informed the court that the prosecution intends to call 15 witnesses at the preliminary inquiry. 

He asked that a preliminary inquiry be set for the end of June or the first week in July.

The magistrate set July 15 for the preliminary inquiry.

Meanwhile, police said on Thursday that autopsies were expected to be conducted on the bodies later that day.

iWitness News understands that the bodies had what appeared to be chops wound and investigators are working with a theory that the two men were killed between 10 p.m. on Sunday and 12:26 p.m. on Monday.

4 replies on “Lawyer tells court police have no evidence against double murder accused”

  1. If one were to accept the lawyer’s assertion that there was zero evidence linking the accused to the crime. Then one has to assume that the police has failed the barometric test in the theory of evidence that was taught in law school and further taught to law inforcement officials .I cast no verdict on either party but happily awaiting for the inquiry and verdict in this case. Either Michael Wyllie is a lawyer that is above the rest or the law inforcement officers are a bunch of nincompoop or strangers to the law.

  2. According to Wyllie, ” they called Georgetown and Georgetown said to charge him.” Isn’t the DPP’s office the entity with whom the authority lies to lay charges such as murder?

  3. Heaven Idfwy Johnson says:

    No forensic lab , no DNA, no evidence…. here in st.vincent its word of mouth and favoritism …. And 15 witnesses 😂.. and BOOM you’re in prison for the next 30 years👌

  4. We’re there any evidence linking the accused to the crime? If there are no evidence then holding him beyond 48 hours is ultra virus. A reasonable person will wait until the verdict to make a decision as to guilt or innocence.

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