Hung jury in Cyon ‘Picture Boy’ Collier double-murder trial – 7th Dec 2012
The double murder trial of Cyon Collier is heading for a retrial after the 12-member jury could not reach a verdict in the case. Eight of the 12 jurors found the accused guilty and four not guilty. Collier, known as ‘Picture Boy’, was charged with the murder of brothers Ray Walcott called ‘Sugar’ and Carl Andrews called ‘Alo’. The men were executed in Victoria back in 2006 allegedly over a dispute about an illegal firearm.
At the court last night, Godfrey Andrews, father of the two dead men, expressed disappointment at the outcome of the trial.
The family is still confident that justice will be served in the matter and are determined to play their part.
When the trial concluded before Justice Diana Insanally, Attorney-At-Law, Lyndon Amsterdam, stated that the police evidence was inconsistent and to some extent conflicting. The Defence Attorney alleged that the Police had fabricated the statement against Collier and had beaten him to sign the documents.
Several witnesses testified for the prosecution. ‘Picture Boy’ will remain in Camp Street Jail with his matter scheduled to come up in the next session of the assizes.