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Linstead man convicted in decade-old murder case

Published:Monday | October 14, 2013 | 10:27 AM

A Home Circuit Court jury has convicted 33-year-old Reckford Maitland for a murder which was committed 10 years ago.

Maitland was first convicted in July 2007 of the murder of Conroy Llewellyn, of August Town, near Linstead.

He was sentenced to life imprisonment and ordered to serve 25 years before parole.

He appealed against his conviction and in July 2010, the Court of Appeal ordered a retrial.

He was in custody awaiting his second trial.

The Crown led evidence at Maitland’s trial, which began last Monday, that on February 23, 2003, he was one of two men who fired shots at Llewellyn during the incident in question.

The prosecution was represented by Deputy Director of Public Prosecution Maxine Jackson and Crown counsel Kadeen Barnett.

Maitland was convicted Friday but Justice Courtney Daye has put off sentencing until November 8.


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