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Court of Appeals will hear case against Calaney Flowers

It has been over two years since Calaney Flowers was acquitted of the murder of her ex-boyfriend, Lyndon Morrison, and the attempted murder of Morrison’s girlfriend, Sochyl Sosa.  It is alleged that Flowers hit Morrison and his girlfriend with her car as he drove his motorcycle on Freetown Road in August 2012.  Today, Flowers was back in court facing the same charges since the Director of Public Prosecution appealed the case. The case was came up today in the Court of Appeals for the case management proceedings. Flowers was represented by attorney Anthony Sylvestre while Senior Crown Counsel Sheneiza Smith represented the crown. After court, Senior Crown Counsel Smith spoke to the media about what transpired.

Sheneiza Smith – Senior Crown Counsel: “What happened at the trial, the trial judge had found that Ms. Flowers caused the accident of the deceased but he found that there was no specific intention to kill but the trial judge had failed to consider the alternative charge of manslaughter, the statutory alternative so our appeal one is based on the fact that the judgment of the trial judge was unreasonable because having accepted the prosecution’s evidence which was one which suggested that the accused intentionally ran the car into the deceased motorcycle and therefore had the specific intention to kill. Our position is that the judgment of the court in finding that there was no specific intention to kill was in consistent with him accepting our evidence and secondly that he failed to consider the statutory alternative which was manslaughter so the applicant which is us. We have six weeks from today’s date to file and serve our arguments. The respondent has six weeks from receiving ours to file their response and then we have an additional ten days.”

The case will be heard in the October session of the Court of Appeals.