Brown v The State: PC 7 Feb 2012

(Trinidad and Tobago) The Board expressed its concern at the fact that reports as to the appellant’s ability to instruct counsel were produced ex post facto and without any explanation as to why medical evidence on the issue of fitness had not been produced in the courts below. It wished to make clear that it should not be assumed that even highly persuasive evidence produced for the first time at the final appeal stage would be admitted
Lord Brown, Lord Kerr, Lord Clarke, Lord Dyson, Sir Declan Morgan
[2012] [2012] UKPC 2, [2012] 2 Cr App R 21, [2012] 1 WLR 1577
England and Wales
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CitedTaitt v The State PC 8-Nov-2012
(Trinidad and Tobago) The defendant sought leave to appeal against his conviction for murder, with the death penalty mandatory sentence. He was of severely low intelligence.
Held: The appeal against conviction would not be allowed. Settled law . .

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