Director of Public Prosecutions, Paula Llewelyn, is being accused of bringing the justice system into disrepute.
The attorney for two brothers wrongly accused of raping five females in Irwin Point, St. James, Lambert Johnson, says this week’s admission by another man that he committed the heinous crime shows up the grave injustice meted out to his clients.
In 2013, twenty one year-old Kerron Brissett and 19-year-old Sheldon Brissett,were taken into custody and accused of raping the five females, including an 8-year old.
The DPP decided to continue with the case against the Brissett brothers despite DNA evidence indicating that they were not at the crime scene.
On Monday, 27-year-old Patrick Green, a serial rapist, pleaded guilty to raping the females when he appeared in the Western Regional Gun Court.
Attorney, Lambert Johnson says the guilty plea by Green underscores that the state should be far more careful… before proceeding against persons who scientific evidence has exonerated.
Mr. Johnson says he’s pleased that the true culprit in the Irwin Point rapes has been brought to justice.
DPP Llewelyn is also facing criticism from former Contractor General, Greg Christie.
Commenting on twitter, Mr. Christie made note of the guilty plea by Patrick Green on Monday.
Christie commented – “a grave injustice has been done to the Brissett brothers. The DPP prosecuted them while knowing that DNA did not place them at the crime scene.”
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