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Juror shortage forces delay in Coudray-Greaves murder trial

Published:Monday | April 28, 2014 | 12:20 PM

Christopher Thomas, Gleaner Writer



The trial of the man charged with the 2012 murder of Trinidadian school-teacher Michelle Coudray-Greaves, failed to begin in the St James Circuit Court today because of a shortage of jurors.




High court judge, Courtney Daye, who is presiding over Ivan Taylor’s trial, has rescheduled the matter for Wednesday.



The new date was set after the court was told that seven of the 29 jurors who were present had submitted applications to be excused.



This would have brought the number of jurors below the minimum 26 needed to select a 12-member panel.



Justice Daye also ordered that more jurors should be brought to court on Wednesday.



Coudray-Greaves, went missing in Montego Bay on June 1, 2012.



Her burnt remains were subsequently found in a cane field.



She is the daughter of the minister of gender affairs in the Trinidad and Tobago government Marlene Coudray.



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