Grand Bay man walks free after he was found not guilty with murder
A Grand Bay man has walked free after he was found not guilty with murder.
The jury ruled on Friday by 7 to 2 that Chester Bedminister was not guilty with the murder of 48 year old Presley Fontaine on October 24 2015.
The jury also found that Bedminister was not guilty with manslaughter.
Bedminister was on trial over the last 35 days for the murder of Presley Fontaine.
He is alleged to have struck the deceased with a piece of block to the head during an argument in Grand Bay.
Fontaine was found dead at his home the following morning.
Defense Counsel Peter Alleyne told the court that the death was not intentional and the deceased left the scene and proceeded to the Grand Bay Health Centre but did not receive attention.
Alleyne said Fontaine was seen walking the street at 9pm the same evening.
Mr. Alleyne told the 6 woman three man jury something happened at the home the evening which caused the death of Fontaine.
He said the accused and deceased knew each other well and the accused would not have intentionally caused the death of Fontaine.
Mr. Alleyne was assisted in court by Tyani Behanzin while the State’s case was led by Sherma Dalrymple.
She was assisted by Ann Riviere and Daina Matthew.