Senior Defence Attorney, Bert Samuels is questioning the validity of the posthumous criminal charges that were reportedly laid on former Pathways International Kingdom Restoration Ministries leader, Kevin Smith.

According to Mr. Samuels a dead man cannot be criminally charged.

The late cult leader has been charged with two counts of murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

He’s also been posthumously charged with wounding with intent and illegal possession of firearm and ammunition.

The procedural posthumous charges were reportedly laid yesterday.

The double murder charges are in connection with the sacrificial killings of cult members, Tanecka Gardener and Michael Brown.

The Senior Defence Attorney argued that the move to charge Smith after death was demonstrating an ignorance of the law.

Meanwhile, Mr. Samuels informed that death would not affect a legal matter if it was a civil case.

He also noted that the cult leader’s family could pursue a case against the state in the civil courts if it has been established that negligence by the Police in their driving led to his death.

Bert Samuels, Senior Defence Attorney speaking on Cliff Hughes Online this morning.