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The lone defence witness in the trial
of ten men accused of murdering busi-
nesswoman Vindra Naipaul-Coolman is
expected to testify this morning.
The witness was expected to take the
witness stand in the Port-of-Spain Second
Criminal Court yesterday morning. How-
ever, when the case was called by presiding
judge Malcolm Holdip, defence attorney
for Keida Garcia, Mario Merritt, informed
the court that his client s witness was
unable to attend---forcing a short adjourn-
The individual, who was not identified
by Merritt, will be the only defence witness
in the trial as all the accused except Garcia
chose to remain silent when given an oppor-
tunity to present a formal defence, last
After Garcia s witness, who was not
identified yesterday, testifies before the 12-
member jury and three alternates next
Monday, prosecutors will be given an oppor-
tunity to cross-examine him.
Defence attorneys representing the
accused men will then have to decide if
they wish to deliver a closing address to
the jury, before Holdip sums up the case
to the jurors and allows them to deliberate
over the men s innocence or guilt.
Prosecutors will be able to present their
own closing address only if the accused
men elect to utilise their option. Naipaul-
Coolman was abducted from her home at
Radix Road, Lange Park, Chaguanas, on
December 19, 2006. A $122,000 ransom
was paid by her family but she was not
released and her body has never been found.
Since the trial began in March 2014,
prosecutors have claimed that the former
Xtra Foods chief executive was held captive
at a house in Upper La Puerta, Diego Mar-
tin, before she was eventually executed and
her body disposed of.
The evidence presented during the trial
included circumstantial evidence recovered
at the men s homes in the community and
an illegal gun that was found at the home
of one of the accused men that was allegedly
linked to spent shells found on the scene
of the businesswoman s kidnapping.
Prosecutors are relying on the sworn
statements of their main witness, Keon
Gloster, who allegedly witnessed the murder
but did not participate. However, Gloster
has repeatedly claimed he was coerced by
the police into implicating the accused
men, most of whom are his relatives. Gloster
was deemed a hostile witness and his state-
ments were tendered into evidence and
read to the jury.
Two Fridays ago, Holdip upheld a no-
case submission for another accused Joel
Fraser, whose attorneys claimed there was
no evidence presented by the State linking
their client to the crime and so Fraser
A total of 12 men went on trial
before the jury and Justice
Malcolm Holdip charged for the
crime in March 2014.
They include twin brothers
Shervon and Devon Peters, and
their older brother Anthony
Dwayne Gloster, siblings Keida
and Jamille Garcia, brothers
Marlon and Earl Trimmingham,
Ronald Armstrong, Antonio
Charles and Lyndon James.
A 13th man, Raphael Williams,
was charged with the crime but
died in prison in 2011 of
complications from sickle-cell
anaemia. Allan "Scanny" Martin
was on trial for the majority of
the case before he was shot dead
by police after staging a daring
prison break from the Port-of-
Spain State Prison in July last
year. Joel Fraser was freed after
the judge found there was
insufficient evidence to refer his
case to the jury.
Their defence team includes
Ulric Skerritt, Joseph Pantor,
Selwyn Mohammed, Lennox
Sankersingh, Ian Brooks, Wayne
Sturge, Mario Merritt, Colin
Selvon, Vince Charles, Christian
Chandler, Delicia Helwig and Alexia
Romero. The prosecution includes
Senior Counsel Israel Khan and
Gilbert Peterson, assisted by
senior state prosecutors Joy
Balkaran and Kelly Thompson.
WHO'S IN COURT
A man in an inflatable ball walks over patrons during the Chutney Soca Monarch finals at Skinner Park,
San Fernando, on Saturday. PHOTO: RISHI RAGOONATH
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