St Ann man still awaiting trial after 10 years in custody!
A 46-year-old St Ann man who has been in police custody for a decade had his case transferred to the home circuit court yesterday(June 6).
Lincoln Hall has been awaiting his murder trial to start. Hall found himself with no legal representation for the ten years, and in October 2012, told the court that he had already used up the services of over eight legal aid lawyers including the services of head of the legal aid council. In court yesterday, Hall revealed that he was without legal representation as he was told by those assigned that he should plead guilty to the charges but he knows he is innocent. He also revealed that he does not have the means to acquire the services of a good lawyer.
It was while he lamented his legal representation woes that he told Justice Hibbert that he wanted the matter to be transferred to the home circuit court. Hall is charged for the murder of Robert Nembhard from Huntley in Brown’s Town.
Allegations are that on Wednesday, February 18, 2004 Hall kicked in the door at Nembhard’s house and held unto him and his girlfriend at gunpoint. Nembhard who reportedly attempted to defend himself, allegedly used a machete to cut Hall in the face. He was shot twice; once in the head and the other in the shoulder.
Hall was arrested on August 18, 2004. He was given a custodial sentencing for other offences including rape and robbery and is serving time for those offences. Along with the murder charge, he is also facing charges of burglary and illegal possession of firearm and ammunition. Hall’s case is booked for mention in the home circuit court on Friday, June 27.
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