Alleyne to Serve at least 25 Years

2 May 2019

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) today dismissed the appeal in the matter of Renaldo Anderson Alleyne v The Queen, and recommended that Mr. Alleyne serves at least twenty-five years under the six concurrent life sentences he received in 2012. This is the first time where a recommendation is being made as to the minimum length of time a prisoner serving a life sentence in Barbados should remain incarcerated before being eligible for release.

 

In September 2010, Mr. Alleyne, along with an accomplice, robbed the Campus Trendz Clothing Boutique in St. Michael in Barbados. Mr. Alleyne threw two Molotov cocktails into the store which caused a serious fire. Six young women, who had hidden in the store during the robbery, died as a result of smoke inhalation.

 

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