“Something has happened that means this trial cannot continue so I must discharge you. this case has to be tried by another jury. I cannot explain the reasons why.”
Justice Cheryll Richard – dismissing the jury
(CMR) At around 10:36 a.m. Judge Cheryll Richards instructed the jury sitting on the Tortuga robbery trial that the matter was being discharged and they were being released from jury duty.
Kasnique Cupid and Richard Nash will have to return for the trial which has been reset for Monday, September 27 2021 with a case management hearing set for July 29.
She noted that she was not in a position to inform them of the reason why the trial had been halted but could only inform them that the case would be heard at a later date. She also informed a detective who was in the middle of his testimony of the latest development.
The jury was also informed that they are not permitted to speak to anyone or allow anyone to speak to them about the matter given that it will be heard by another jury. She thanked them for their service and acknowledged that it must be frustrating “that you cannot finish the job you have started.”
Bail conditions were modified to allow for emergency travel to the George Town Hospital between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. and she must first call the police to notify them of her route. She is not permitted to make any stops from her home to the hospital.
Further conditions of bail are that she must provide written instructions to her attorney and must not comment on social media on the case, must not repost any comments or articles in relation to the case. She must not like or dislike any articles in relation to this case and she herself must not post any podcast in relation to the case.