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Man Convicted Of 2008 Double Murder

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

A MAN was unanimously convicted of a double murder yesterday in his third trial before the Supreme Court.

George Williams, 33, who stood before Justice Roy Jones for a second retrial, was found guilty by a 12-member jury of the April 23, 2008 murders of 32-year-old Andy Weekes and 29-year-old Terrel Mingo.

The Freeport, Grand Bahama native is now awaiting sentencing, which is scheduled for February 23, 2014.

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 witness against Williams.

The charges against Culmer were dropped.

Williams physically attacked his attorney, K Brian Hanna afterwards, resulting in the attorney withdrawing from the case the following day.

The judge then ordered a retrial in Nassau.

The retrial occurred last year August. However, Justice Jones discharged the jury “in the interests of justice” after legal discussions following a potential prejudicial statement made during a defending attorney’s cross-examination of a witness.

Yesterday, after two weeks of evidence, Justice Jones excused the jury to deliberate on a verdict following his summation of the case.

The deliberations lasted two hours and the jury returned with guilty 12-0 verdicts on both counts of murder.

Neil Braithwaite prosecuted the case while Williams represented himself in the trial.

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