New Date Set For Former Death Row Inmate’S Sentence Appeal


Tribune Staff Reporter


A NEW date has been fixed for a former death row inmate’s appeal against his revised sentence for a murder 25 years ago.

Cyril Darville, 54, appeared in the Court of Appeal yesterday for the expected substantive hearing concerning his appeal of a 55-year-sentence imposed on him by then Supreme Court judge Justice Jon Isaacs for the 1990 murder of Anthony Feaste.

However, Darville’s lawyer, Jerone Roberts, requested more time to properly prepare and argue his client’s appeal, resulting in an adjournment of the matter to June 1.

Darville was initially sentenced to death in August, 1992, for a shooting homicide in 1990. His appeal to the Court of Appeal was dismissed on October 4, 1994. He was to be hanged in March, 1996, after the Advisory Committee on the Prerogative of Mercy found that clemency should not be granted in his case.

However, his execution was stayed. In June, 2013, the matter came to a judge but was adjourned to August of that year for a new sentencing hearing.

Darville was later re-sentenced to 55 years imprisonment from the date of conviction.

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