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Court delays hearing in appeal of convicted murderer

The Court of Appeal on Tuesday agreed to again delay hearing the appeal of murder convict Tiano D’Haiti at the request of his lawyer.

Public defender Stanley Rolle requested more time to prepare arguments challenging D’Haiti’s convictions for murder, armed robbery and burglary.

The appeal is now set for February 24, 2020.

A jury in 2017 found that D’Haiti was one of three men who broke down the door to Andre Cartwright’s home in Blair Estates on October 28, 2014.

Cartwright, 44, confronted the intruders with his licensed shotgun and they exchanged gunfire.

Cartwright was fatally wounded; however, he shot one of the intruders.

D’Haiti was arrested at the hospital while receiving treatment for shotgun pellets to the chest.

D’Haiti was sentenced to 49 years in prison; however, he was given credit for the two years, 10 months and 17 days that he spent on remand.

With those deductions, D’Haiti will serve 46 years, one month and 13 days in prison.

 

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Artesia Davis

Artesia primarily covers court stories, but she also writes extensively about crime.

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