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Man Who Stabbed Wife Had Appeal Delayed

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

A MAN convicted of stabbing his estranged wife must wait a little longer before his substantive appeal hearing proceeds in the Court of Appeal.

Michael Scott appeared before Justices Anita Allen, Abdulai Conteh and Neville Adderley yesterday for what was expected to be an appeal against conviction and sentence concerning the December 20, 2009, attack on Sheneka Colebrooke.

However, it was revealed that Adderley’s amended grounds of appeal were served on Crown respondent Ambrose Armbrister only three days before yesterday’s hearing.

The judges took issue with the late service and that the intent to appeal the sentence was not reflected in the amended document.

Adderley’s lawyer, Murrio Ducille accepted the critiques and said he would correct the issues raised. The appellate court stood down the hearing indefinitely until the matters were resolved.

Scott, a Jamaican, who lived in Miami, Florida, came to Nassau to spend time with his family and make up with his wife, Sheneka Colebrooke, on the day in question.

During the trial, the court heard that he had not expected to see his wife on the road in Palm Beach Street in the early hours of that day with 21-year-old David Rolle, her lover, because she had told him she was not involved with anyone.

It was claimed that Scott tried to kill his estranged wife in the road – not far from the home where she lived with her mother.

He stabbed Rolle, causing his death, and then repeatedly stabbed his wife, the court was told during the trial.

While the jury returned a guilty verdict of 8-4 for murder, it was not accepted because it was not unanimous as was their 12-0 for the attempted murder charge.

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