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Sunday, May 19, 2024

MURDER TRIAL OF CLLR. GLORIA MUSU SCOTT RESUMES TODAY

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LIBERIA – Former Chief Justice Gloria Musu Scott and three of her family members accused of Charloe Musu’s murder are due back in the dock of the Criminal Court ‘A’ today to continue their trial.

The case was last heard in court in July but forced to a halt when the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) expressed fear of losing the matter because of the persistent protests against the prosecuting body in the courtyard of the Temple of Justice whenever they appeared there for the proceedings.

Against this backdrop, the Justice Ministry requested a change of venue without making specific reference to their preferred area of choice.

The prosecutors, however, changed their minds and withdrew their change of venue request, which now gives Judge Roosevelt Willie the legal authority to schedule the case for August 28.

Monday’s hearing is expected to take into consideration the selection of the jury panel if there are no legal challenges from any of the parties.

Scott and her family members were indicted following the brutal murder of her foster daughter, Charloe Musu, at their residence in February of this year.

The indictment, among other things, claimed that on February 22, at about “10:00 p.m., the defendants, Cllr. Gloria Musu Scott, Gertrude Newton, Alice Johnson, and Rebecca Y. Wisner, with criminal minds and intent, armed with a sharp instrument believed to be a knife and pepper spray, intentionally inflicted several bodily injuries on the deceased, including her chest, right hand, left thigh, and left armpit, which led to her death, thereby committing the crime of murder.” Courtesy: liberianobserver

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