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Jury Tampering Overshadows Nettie Peters’ Murder Trial

first_imgAllegations of attempted jury tampering on Thursday, May 22, compelled Judge Blamo Dixon of Criminal Court ‘A’ to temporary halt proceedings in Antoinette Nettie Peters’ murder trial.Prosecutors claimed that they saw jurors Nathan Chea and Rachael Kun Suah at different locations communicating with defendant Jefferson Dahn’s family members, praying the Court to conduct an immediate investigation.Jefferson Dahn is the man who allegedly stabbed Antoinette Nettie Peters on January 3, 2013.However, Jurors Chea and Suah denied the allegation when they were probed by the Court.Interestingly, after the Court’s investigation, Judge Blamo publicly announced, “Since the investigation does not need to ask for call log from any of the GSM companies, the findings are hereby reserved to be delivered anytime during the trial.”He also warned the panel by saying, “You have to follow the case. Ask your questions, and don’t be intimidated. Behave as though nothing had happened. Don’t be afraid.”  Although the Court did not make its findings public, Judge Dixon chose to allow Chea and Suah to stay on the jury team in order to help the Court to decide the case.The trial continued Thursday, May 22, with Nettie’s brother, Smith Peters, taking the witness stand.Prosecution further alleged that on Wednesday, the day after the court adjourned proceedings, juror Nathan Chea spoke with a man named Gabriel, whom they claimed is a family member of defendant Dahn.They said the interaction took place in the Capitol By-pass Community, which is a few meters from the Temple of Justice, where the case is being tried.Prosecutor also alleged that Juror Rachael Kun Suah was booked having conversation with one of defendant Dahn’s family members.They further alleged that the conversation happened in another courtroom of Criminal Court ‘B.’Dahn is on trial for allegedly stabbing to death Nettie in the victim’s boyfriend, Bonfrer Adidee’s bedroom on January 3, 2013, 12th Street, Sinkor.He denies the claim, alleging he was promised US$600, a laptop and two phones by Adidee, whom he claimed murdered the victim.Adidee is a Ugandan national and an employee of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL).UNMIL Clarifies Employee’s StatusMeanwhile, authorities of UNMIL Thursday, May 22, in a communication to the Daily Observer, clarified that Adidee, the victim’s boyfriend, has not left Liberia, leaving the entire case behind as had been reported in some quarters.The communication further clarified, “he continues to work with the Mission and is physically present in the country.”In addition, they said, at the time of the Daily Observer’s Wednesday, May [20] story titled ‘UNMIL Officer Fiancée’s Murder Case Begins,’ “the staff member was not summoned to appear before the Liberian court trying the alleged murder case.”They further stated in their communication, that they “collaborated with the Liberia National Police during the investigation stage of the case and stand ready to continue cooperating with authority\ies in the proceedings related to the tragic incident.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Boakai Donates to Guinea, Sierra Leone

first_imgVice President Joseph N. Boakai has presented two 40-foot containers of Tuna Fish to the Governments and peoples of Sierra Leone and Guinea to help battle the spread of the Ebola virus.The two Mano River countries are struggling to contain the Ebola virus that has killed thousands in the region. Said goodwill was presented on behalf of the Government of Liberia to beef up the fight against the deadly Ebola virus that has plagued the Mano River basin since March of 2014.The donations were made possible following an appeal by Vice President Joseph Boakai to British Philanthropist Trevor Cockings of His Church Charity, based in the United Kingdom.Vice President Boakai: “It was important to identify with our closest neighbors in this time of great need.”A dispatch from the Liberian Embassy in Freetown has confirmed one of the 40-foot containers bearing 1,338 cases of the highly nutritious tuna fish was received by the Government of Sierra Leone through its national operations coordinator at the National Ebola Response Centre of Sierra Leone, Steven Gauja.Gauja thanked the Government of Liberia for the gesture and subsequently turned the consignment over to Dr. Sheku Sesay, who is the donor coordinator of the National Ebola Response Centre of Sierra Leone. The ceremony was also attended by Liberia’s Member of Parliament Saah Joseph and Mrs. Linda Koroma, Sierra Leone’s Deputy Secretary General of the Mano River Union.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Women’s Basketball Starts MVC Play at Bradley

first_imgStory Links Bradley, which is off to its best start in program history, is 6-0 at home while Illinois State is riding a six-game winning streak after starting the season 1-4. This weekend will feature the top five scorers in the MVC. Redbirds senior Simone Goods is No. 1 at 18.7 points while Hittner and Rhine rank No. 2 and 3, respectively, with 18.5 and 17.8 clips. Gabi Haack and Lasha Petree of the Braves round out the group at 16.1 and 15.9 points, respectively. In Drake’s final non-conference game against Iowa at the Knapp Center on Dec. 21 it was another great one in the all-time series between the longtime in-state rivals that started in 1974. The Hawkeyes ultimately prevailed in a wild back-and-forth 91-82 game in front of a season-high 6,107 fans that saw 11 ties and 10 lead changes. Senior All-American Megan Gustafson scored 44 points for Iowa while junior and reigning MVC Player of the Year Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) poured in a career-high 32 points for the Bulldogs. Gustafson and Hittner were top scorers as the two teams each had four players score 10 or more points. Iowa’s starting five scored all 91 of its points while Drake’s scored 77 of its 82. It was the 51st meeting in the series that Iowa now leads 26-25. Illinois State Live Stats Bradley Game Notes Illinois State ESPN+ Bradley ESPN+ PEORIA, Ill. – The Drake University women’s basketball team travels to central Illinois for the start of Missouri Valley Conference play this weekend. Drake (8-4) plays at Bradley (10-1) Friday night at 6 p.m. before it closes opening weekend at Illinois State (7-4) Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. Both road contests will be streamed on ESPN+. Bradley Live Stats Drake Game Notes Hittner was outstanding for the Bulldogs in the hard-fought loss as she scored Drake’s first 11 points of the game and helped them get back into the game after they fell behind by 16 midway through the first quarter. She scored five straight points to end the period and pulled Drake within three points at 26-23 and at halftime had 25 points. Her previous career-high of 27 points came at Iowa last season. She and Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.), who scored 14 points, are tied for the team lead in most 20-plus games this season with five each. Drake enters league play after playing one of the toughest non-conference schedules in the nation. The Bulldogs played four opponents who are currently ranked and two more who received votes in the latest the AP Top 25 poll. The 11 Division I opponents Drake faced have a combined record of 96-50. The Bulldogs’ RPI is currently No. 10 in the nation while numerous RPI websites rank their non-con slate the third toughest in the country. Following this weekend on the road, Drake begins its MVC home slate against Loyola on Jan. 11. Tipoff at the Knapp Center is set for 6 p.m. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more