Sentencing hearing begins for men accused of attacking worshippers and killing nun

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Sentencing hearing begins for men accused of attacking worshippers and killing nun

Cathedral killers Kim John and Francis Phillip appeared in the High Court yesterday, Feb. 27 for a sentencing hearing.

Justice Francis Cumberbatch ordered pre-sentence reports and psychiatric reports on both defendants.

After some waffling by the defence counsel as to the qualifications of prosecution expert witnesses Carlton Cowley and Dr. Stephen King, the defence accepted prosecution filings of fact as to the charges against the two defendants.

The defence was granted leave to enter their own psychiatric report on the two defendants.

The matter was adjourned to May 9.

John and Phillip are accused of attacking worshippers and setting some on fire during New Year’s Eve Mass at the Castries Cathedral (Basilica of the Immaculate Conception on Dec. 31, 2000. A nun, Sister Theresa Egan was beaten to death and Father Charles Gaillard, who was left in critical condition at hospital, died a few months later.

The two men have since pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

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  1. Just wondering. They were sent for re-trial because it was thought that they were mad. Now, a psychiatric report ordered by the judge - to say - what- mad or not mad. Waste of time judge. Just sentenced to men to life imprisonment for the dastard crime they committed

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  2. What the hell is going on??
    13 years after the crime they are finally getting a sentance hearing???

    I knew that the wheels of justice turned slowly in St. Lucia but I was not aware that they had basically ground to a halt!!

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