Providenciales, 08 Feb 02016 – The opening statement at the SIPT trial is delivered; today Andrew Mitchell, QC for the Crown wrapped up a two week presentation which has brought much shock and awe.
The allegations against the accused, some have reflected, were even more detailed and startling than the information revealed in the 2009 commission of inquiry.
Mitchell from the get go said he would not even need to refer to the Robin Auld led inquiry to build his case.
The two weeks did not go without a battle; the defendant in protest, former premier Michael Misick challenged the website where the opening statements by Mitchell are published; he tried to get a mistrial declared after developer and Sandals owner, Butch Stewart issued a media statement which confirmed his company’s payment to Mike Misick, as the lead defendant and there was even concern for the defendants’ safety when a civilian issued a death threat, reportedly, against Misick outside of the courthouse last week.
Now that Andrew Mitchell is done with what he will aim to prove once the trial continues, there is a break.
The proceedings at the Myrtle Rigby health complex resume on Monday, February 15, 2016.