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Review Court rules in Llewellyn's favour

Published:Monday | March 26, 2012 | 11:52 AM

The Judicial Review Court has ruled today in favour of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Paula Llewellyn on an application for her not to testify in the Cuban light-bulb trial.

Llewellyn was challenging an order by Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey of Kern Spencer and co-accused Colleen Wright for her to be called as a witness and to disclose her discussions with Rodney Chin, when he was a co-accused in the lightbulb case.

Chin is now the main prosecution witness in the corruption and money laundering trial of former junior energy minister, Kern Spencer, and his co-accused, Colleen Wright.

The DPP also had an order, by Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey for her to be absent from the courtroom while Chin is testifying, overturned.

Last April, Senior Resident Magistrate Pusey granted an application by the defence for Llewellyn to be called as a witness.

Pusey also ordered that Llewellyn stays out of the courtroom while prosecution witness, Rodney Chin, gives his evidence.

Following the magistrate’s ruling, the DPP filed an application in the Supreme Court and was granted leave to have the matter heard in the Judicial Review Court.