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Man Faces Retrial For Double Murder

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

THE RETRIAL of a man accused of a double murder Grand Bahama begins today in a Nassau Supreme Court after a Freeport judge ordered that the matter be heard in the capital.

George Prince Williams, 32, of Freeport, will be retried on two charges of murder. It is alleged that on April 23, 2008, he caused the death of 32-year-old Andy Weekes and 29-year-old Terrel Mingo.

Weekes and Mingo were both shot in the head behind a house on Adventurer’s Way.
Weekes died at the scene and Mingo died the following day.

When the initial trial took place before Senior Justice Hartman Longley in October 2010, Williams faced the charges along with Dwan Culmer.

The case was heard before a six-woman, six-man jury when Culmer turned Crown evidence against Williams and the charges against him were dropped.

Williams attacked his attorney K Brian Hanna afterwards, causing the attorney to withdraw his representation the following day.

The judge then ordered a retrial in the capital.
Yesterday, the jury empanelling process took place.

Twelve main jurors and three alternates were selected to hear the evidence.
Terry Archer and Aaron Johnson are prosecuting the matter. Roger Gomez II is defending Williams.

Justice Roy Jones is the presiding judge.

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