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SVG: Calliaqua Magistrate Transfers Charges in Cornelius John Shooting Case

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(iWitness News) Calliaqua Magistrate Zoila Ellis-Browne today (Tuesday), recused herself from hearing the charges in connection with the April 13 shooting of businessman Cornelius John, at his Diamond home.

“As magistrate for this case, I am obliged to recuse myself from this because Ms Morgan happens to be family counsel for me and, therefore, I cannot fairly sit in this matter,” Ellis-Browne said.

She was speaking as Assistant Director of Public Prosecution, Karim Nelson and government senator, Ashelle Morgan, a lawyer, stood in the defendant’s dock, the prosecution and defence having agreed to a joint trial for the duo.

Ellis Browne transferred the matters to the Mesopotamia Magistrate’s Court, for hearing on Aug. 27

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