Attorneys for PC charged with double murder at Courts to apply for bail

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Attorneys for PC charged with double murder at Courts to apply for bail

Attorneys for the officer charged with the killing of siblings Simeon and Siniaya Lessey and shooting with intent to do grievous bodily harm to Nathan Pierre at the Courts Megastore are seeking bail.

PC Sidney Roberts was remanded into custody on Thursday, charged with the double murder and is scheduled to reappear on April 5th for a status hearing and April 26th for a sufficiency hearing.

However, his lawyers have signalled their intention to apply for bail on his behalf by as early as January 3rd.

Roberts, 34, was not called upon to plead when he appeared before Master Shabiki Cazabon in the Port-of-Spain High Court.

The accused, who is from Emon Road, Valencia, was last assigned to the Justice Protection Programme, which is an arm of the Homicide Bureau of Investigations.

During the proceedings yesterday, it was ordered that Roberts must be indicted by Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Roger Gaspard by February 28.

In addition, the DPP was also instructed to disclose all evidential materials collected by investigators thus far to Roberts’ team of attorneys by the end of January.

Roberts is being represented by Ulric Skerritt, James Caruth and Arissa Maharaj.

He was charged with killing the Lessey siblings at the Courts Megastore, San Juan, on December 17.