Vindra Naipaul-Coolman

Eight accused in Vindra Naipaul-Coolman murder trial go freed, two to face retrial

The jury in the murder trial of former Xtra Foods CEO, Vindra Naipaul-Coolman, has returned a not-guilty verdict for eight of the 10 accused, while the other two are to face a retrial.

The verdict was handed down just before 5.30 this afternoon in the High Court.

Lyndon James and Earl Trimmingham will face retrials.

Shervon Peters, Devon Peters, Anthony Dwayne Gloster, Keida Garcia, Jamille Garcia, Marlon Trimmingham, Ronald Armstrong and Antonio Charles walked free.

Accused in Vindra Naipaul-Coolman murder case walks free

One of the 11 men on trial for the murder of businesswoman Vindra Naipaul-Coolman was this morning freed. 

After spending nine years in prison, Joel Fraser walked out of the Hall of Justice in Port-of-Spain a free man after presiding Judge Malcolm Holdip upheld his no case submission in which his attorneys said that the State had failed to present any evidence linking him to the crime. 

Similar applications were made by the Fraser's co-accused when prosecutors closed their case last year. However, all except Fraser's were overruled by Holdip.