PHILIPSBURG:--- The Joint Court of Justice rejected two requests made by N.B.’s defense attorney during the preliminary hearing held on April 6. In its April 26 verdict the Joint Court of Justice did not honor the request for a new forensic investigation by experts on the available medical data nor did it honor the request to hear three new suspects in the case. The Solicitor General had also pleaded against these requests.
N.B. is suspected of strangling a toddler who was entrusted to him on August 27, 2014. The appeal case against N.B. will be handled on June 9 N.B. was sentenced on June 17, 2015 by the Court of First Instance to 12 years in jail.
The Joint Court of Justice on April 26 confirmed the sentence handed down by the Court of First Instance in the case against A.D. He was sentenced by the Court of First Instance to 18 months imprisonment of which 9 suspended and 3 years’ probation period. Also his driver’s license was revoked for 3 years.
The Solicitor General had asked, in the appeal case against A.D. for a jail sentence of 3 years of which 1 year suspended and the withdrawal of his driver’s license for 3 years. A.D. was sentenced for causing a traffic accident on Bishop Hill Road which took the life of a 46 year old pedestrian on February 28, 2015. David Charles was walking down the road from his house to take garbage to the bin when he was hit by a Nissan X-Trail SUV. A.D. had a blood alcohol content of 2.33, almost more than five times what is permitted by law.
Prosecutor's Office press report.