Judgment Delivery – Renaldo Anderson Alleyne v the Queen
The CCJ will deliver judgment, starting at 10am AST, in this matter where Mr. Renaldo Alleyne was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to six concurrent life sentences, after 6 young women died when the Campus Trendz Clothing Boutique was firebombed during a robbery. At the Court of Appeal in Barbados, Mr. Alleyne said the life sentences were excessive and further that the trial judge did not consider a discount for his early guilty plea. In dismissing his appeal, the Court of Appeal held that his sentences were neither excessive, disproportionate or wrong in principle, given the gravity of the offence, and that the issue of a discount does not apply to an indeterminate sentence. Mr. Alleyne is now seeking to overturn the decision of the Court of Appeal.