JUST IN: Prosecutor appeals 12-year sentence for man convicted of two murders | New

Livern Barrett, Senior Journalist

Prosecutors have given the first indication they will appeal a sentence for a murder conviction.

It comes after Judge Bertram Morrison sentenced a Westmoreland man who pleaded guilty to two murders to 12 years in prison for each murder.

The sentences must be performed at the same time.

Linden Powell was sentenced by Judge Morrison in Hanover Circuit Court this morning.

Prosecutors were granted limited right of appeal after Parliament passed the Judiciary (Appeal Jurisdiction) Act 2021 (Amendment) and the Judiciary (Parish Courts) (Amendment) Act 2021 in October of this year.

The legislation took effect on November 2, legal insiders revealed.

Powell is one of six men who were found not guilty of various anti-gang law offenses during the Kings Valley gang trial in July last year.

More details to come.

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