Office of the DPP files appeal to ‘not guilty’ verdict in Greenaway murder trial; action applauded by angry residents

The Acting Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) reportedly is
appealing the not-guilty verdict in the Bruce “Jungle” Greenaway
murder trial, and some residents are applauding her action.
Reports say the Office of the DPP filed the appeal on Thursday, June
22, less than 24 hours after four law-enforcement officers walked
free of the murder charge.

If the office is successful in its appeal, police officer Jason Modeste
and Defence Force soldiers Shakiel Thomas, Armal Warner, and
Aliyah Martin may have to be tried again for the capital offence,
which some have described as a heinous act.

The quartet had been charged on the recommendation of former
DPP Anthony Armstrong and after intense investigations by the

On Wednesday, June 21, a High Court judge upheld the no-case
submissions made by defence lawyers, agreeing that there was
insufficient evidence on which to convict the four accused.

In response, many residents said the decision was an injustice to the
dead man, his children and family, while others said they had
expected nothing better from the system, which is stacked against
ordinary people.

Greenaway was last seen alive on Thursday, April 9, 2020, in the
company of these four officers, who had taken him into custody for
breaking the COVID-19 curfew.

Since he never returned home, and they were unable to contact him,
his family reported Greenaway missing to the Police, Defence Force
and even the National Office of Disaster Services.

Four days later, the missing man’s body was discovered floating in
the waters of Indian Creek. A post mortem examination revealed
that he had died as a result go strangulation.