70 murder trials now priority

The 70 murder cases stuck in the criminal justice system are in for some special attention.

That was the message sent out by Attorney General Dale Marshall yesterday after seven new judges were sworn in at Government House by Governor General Dame Sandra Mason.

He said having five Supreme Courts sitting simultaneously would go a long way in trying to bring some relief to accused people as well as families of victims, by tackling the 70 murder cases which were stuck in the system, along with another 900-plus cases.

“Those 70 murder cases are not statistics we should in any way be proud of. I expect that over the next year and half to two years, we would be able to break the backlog of both civil and criminal cases in Barbados,” the Attorney General said.

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