Prosecution rests in the murder case of Bruce Greenaway, and jury sent home while defence attorneys address the judge

The prosecution has closed its case in the Bruce “Jungle” Greenaway
murder trial.

Four law-enforcement officers have been charged with the killing of
Greenaway and have been on trial for several weeks for the capital

Police officer Jason Modeste and Antigua and Barbuda Defence Force
soldiers Shakiel Thomas, Armal Warner and Aliyah Martin, are
accused of committing the murder, which reportedly took place
while the country was in a partial lockdown during the COVID-19

The Crown elicited testimony from the lead investigator, Inspector
Theodore Horne, after which the trial ended on Tuesday morning,
June 20, when the prosecution informed the judge that it does not
intend to call any other witnesses.

The jury was sent home and advised to return to court on
Wednesday, June 21.  But the case was set to resume on Tuesday
afternoon, when the defence was expected to address the judge on
certain matters – speculated to be applications for no-case

This trial had been going on for several weeks, with intermittent
adjournments for varying reasons,  including the most recent one,
which saw the High Court closing for about two weeks due to an
infestation of mould.

Some members of the jury and court staff had reportedly
complained of feeling unwell. 

Greenaway’s decomposing body was found on Easter Monday, April
13, 2020.   

His body was discovered floating on the shoreline of Indian Creek. It
bore the marks of a severe beating, and a post mortem later
determined that he had died as a result of strangulation.

Greenaway was last seen alive on Thursday, April 9, 2020 in the
custody of Thomas and Modeste of Swetes; Warner of Pares; and
Martin of Jennings after they picked up the Falmouth man, allegedly
for breaking curfew.