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Murder Trial Adjourned Over Accused’S Illness

By FARRAH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

fjohnson@tribunemedia.net

A SUPREME Court judge yesterday adjourned the murder trial of a woman who was accused of fatally shooting a man over five years ago, after she indicated that she was not feeling well.

Lynette Charlton is currently on trial before Justice Jeanine Weech-Gomez for the shooting death of Wayne Seymour in December 2015.

Prosecutors allege the 48-year-old shot Mr Seymour on Adelaide Road with a handgun, before fleeing the scene in his Chevy truck.

They further allege the accused later set Mr Seymour’s truck on fire and abandoned the vehicle some distance away.

Yesterday, several witnesses were slated to give evidence, however, Charlton, who appeared in court with a leg crutch, told her attorney that she was feeling sick.

Her lawyer in turn informed the court that her client had asked officers if she could see a doctor, but was told she had to come to court.

As a result, Justice Weech-Gomez informed the all-woman jury that Charlton’s counsel was seeking an adjournment because the accused was ill. She said “out of an abundance of caution” she would grant their request to give the accused an opportunity to receive medical attention at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services.

The case is scheduled to resume on October 25.

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