82 convicted killers to be resentenced

Eighty two death row inmates, whose death sentences were commuted to life imprisonment over 14 years ago, have scored a major legal victory which will see them being resentenced to definite prison terms.

Delivering a 22-page judgment at the Hall of Justice in Port-of-Spain yesterday, Chief Justice Ivor Archie and Appellate Judges Alice Yorke-Soo Hon and Mark Mohammed ruled that High Court judges have a discretion to decide commuted sentences based on the particular circumstances of each case.