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Court dismisses DPP’s appeal in Calaney Flowers case

Posted: Monday, October 21, 2019. 4:11 pm CST.

By BBN Stafg: After seven years of legal battles, Calaney Flowers, who was accused
of the murder of Lyndon Morrison, walked out of the Court of Appeal today, a free woman.

The Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal filed by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP)  today, bringing the matter to an end.

Flowers was tried and in 2017 was set free as Justice Tradio Gonzalez found that she lacked the requisite intention to kill to secure a
conviction for murder. Gonzalez did warn her that she could be found guilty on appeal, which the DPP’s office filed in 2018. The DPP’s
office had filed the appeal on two grounds: that Flowers’ acquittal was unreasonable and cannot be supported having regard to the
evidence; and that the trial judge erred in law for not considering the statutory alternative offense of manslaughter as set out in Section 126 (1) of the Indictable Procedure Act.

The allegations were that Flowers drover her car into Morrison and Sochel Sosa who were on a motorcycle at the time, on St. Thomas Street near the Freetown Road roundabout. While Sosa survived the incident, Morrison died from his injuries. Flowers and Morrison, shared one child.

 

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