Murder trial delayed as accused seeks medical attention

A judge yesterday adjourned the murder trial of Lynette Charlton so she could see a doctor.

Charlton, 48, of Redland Acres, is accused of shooting Wayne Seymour in his truck as they both drove along Adelaide Road on December 27, 2015.

After the shooting, prosecutors say that Charlton pushed Seymour out of the truck and left him to die in the street. Then she allegedly burned down Seymour’s truck through Unison Road.

Charlton has denied the charges at her trial before Justice Jeanine Weech-Gomez.

Before yesterday’s proceedings got underway, Charlton’s lawyer Sonia Timothy informed the court that her client was sick.

Charlton, who is on remand, told the court that she had asked to see the prison doctor, but officials told her she had to appear in court.

As a result, the judge adjourned the trial to Monday.

Charlton appeared to be in tears as she left the court with her police escort. Charlton has been walking with the aid of a single crutch since the trial began.

Forensic pathologist Dr. Caryn Sands was one of the witnesses scheduled to testify yesterday.

Abigail Farrington and Cephia Pinder-Moss are prosecuting.

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Artesia Davis

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

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