Appeal hearing accessory Jones murder postponed

POSTED: 11/8/12 1:26 PM

St. Maarten – The Joint Court of Justice postponed Akeem Kennedy Daniel’s appeal against his conviction to 9 years for his role in the April 16, 2011 murder of Amador Jones until January 31 yesterday. Daniel’s attorney Cor Merx wants to hear three witnesses at the Judge of Instruction. Two of the witnesses were in court last month for the Vesuvius-trial and they will hear their sentences next week.

Solicitor-General Taco Stein had no objections to hearing the witnesses. mr. Merx wants to clarify whether the witnesses saw a scooter or a motor driving away after the murder.

Daniel was sentenced to 9 years on June 27. The court found him guilty of driving Omax Bye, the man who prosecutors say killed Amador Jones, close to the Under the sun Car Wash opposite the Jose Lake Sr. / John Cooper Ball Park and of facilitating Bye’s escape from the scene after the murder.

Daniel, 22, told presiding Judge F.J. Lourens, that he does not know why he is in prison. “Every night I go to sleep I am thinking about this. I have no clue why I am there,” he said.

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