‘It’s going to happen’: Officer says inmates refused to allow guards near jail – Halifax | The Canadian News

In a trial of inmates accused of attempting to murder an inmate in their Nova Scotia cell, a correctional officer heard today that two inmates made it clear that guards would not be able to intervene.

John Hawkins testified today that when his staff ordered a wall of inmates to allow them into the cell, he heard one inmate, Brian James Marriott, say “No” and another, Kaz Cox, say, “It’s going to happen. “

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She also testified that when she arrived at the scene, another guard told her that she thought a murder might be taking place.

The Nova Scotia Supreme Court trial heard the alleged beating and stabbing of Stephen Anderson, who recovered from his injuries, occurred in approximately two minutes and 45 seconds on the night of December 2, 2019.

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Six of the 15 defendants are currently on trial, while eight others, including Cox and Marriott, will be tried later this fall, and one inmate number 15 faces a separate trial.

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The first six defendants are Jacob Lilly, Colin Ladelpha, Kirk Carridice, Wesley Hardiman, Omar McIntosh, and Matthew Lambert.

All 15 defendants face charges of conspiracy to commit murder, attempted murder, unlawful confinement, aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, and obstruction of a law enforcement officer, and Lilly also faces one charge of assaulting a law enforcement officer. .

This Canadian Press report was first published on September 24, 2021.

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