CCJ upholds appeals court decision in Barbados murder case

6 Apr 2017

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) today upheld the decisions of the Barbados Court of Appeal and the trial court judge in the Appellate Jurisdiction matter of Troy Stanford v The Queen. This decision dismissed the notion that the trial judge failed to direct the jury on the issue of self-defence based on the evidence presented. The CCJ also gave guidance on the obligation of the trial judge to direct the jury on defences.