Castle Bruce man to face murder charge over 2016 killing
A Castle Bruce man who has been awaiting trial for manslaughter will now face murder charges.
Lester Roberts was charged with the death of Jerrad Joseph at the Bayfront in Castle Bruce on December 01st, 2016, but the prosecution announced the change at the High Court on Monday.
The trial for murder will begin at the High Court on Thursday.
Trinidad’s Keith Scotland leads the state’s case, while Peter Alleyne represents the accused.
The state is expected to call 12 witnesses during the trial.
Presiding judge is Dominican Wynant Adrian Roberts.