Ffriend guilty again, will appeal

first_imgJamaican basketball player Kimani Ffriend was once again found guilty of vehicular manslaughter in a Serbian Court yesterday. Ffriend, now 36, was being retried on the charge of being responsible for the death of Nevena Dragutinovic, a 30-year-old account executive, on November 3, 2012. He was first found guilty of the charge in September 2014 for the woman’s death and sentenced to serve three years in prison. However, an appeals court ordered a retrial, citing several mistakes made by the presiding judge. Ffriend, who has five months left on his sentence, will once again appeal the verdict, and this time, the appellate court’s decision will be the final verdict in the case. He will remain free until the appellate court makes its decision. FINAL APPEAL A date for the final appeal will be determined once the judge submits a written verdict explaining her latest decision, including why she chose to ignore the court-appointed expert’s testimony that, having reconstructed the scene of the incident, that the Jamaican’s explanation was plausible and that it was possible that he was not guilty. The judge had based her initial guilty verdict on the expert witness’ testimony, but this time chose to ignore it. “It’s just sad, man. It feels like somebody just took the air out of me,” said Ffriend in reaction to the verdict. However, he remains hopeful, as his lawyers have said that they now have a stronger case to take to the appeals court. During the first appeal, the court ruled that there were six mistakes that needed to be addressed during the retrial, and even suggested that the scene of the incident be reconstructed. During the retrial, the scene of the incident was reconstructed, during which Ffriend testified about what occurred on that fateful night three years ago. The court-appointed expert testified on his new findings, which corroborated with the Jamaican’s testimony, but the judge chose to ignore the new information he provided to the court. She claimed that she would not accept the verdict of the expert, as he had changed portions of his testimony from the first trial and that she was not obligated to accept his findings. In her opinion, Ffriend was guilty. – Leighton Levylast_img read more


first_imgAnnagry 5k 25th May 2012As part of the Donegal Grand Prix series, the Annagry 5k was held on Friday evening in temperatures hitting the high 20’s. Over 50 brave runners took to the road and in the end it was Shaun McShane who came out on top from Dominic Bonner in second. Another Gweedore man was third in Noel Diver with Hugh Duffy from Cranford forth and Fionnuala Diver fifth and first woman home. Nicola Doherty continued her good form with second followed closely by Helen McCready in third and Ita Gallagher pushing them all the way. Overall ResultsNum Name Time Category Club1 11 Sean McShane 00:17:40 SM Individual2 41 Dominick Bonner 00:18:00 M50+ Finn Valley A C3 42 Noel Diver 00:18:12 SM Rosses A.C.4 25 Hugh Duffy 00:18:34 SM Cranford A C5 40 Fionnuala Diver 00:18:52 SW Letterkenny A C6 3 Semie Ferry 00:19:12 M40+ Individual7 15 Eamon O’ Donnell 00:20:02 SM Individual8 14 John Paul Wilson 00:20:04 SM Rosses A.C. 9 10 Edward Harkin 00:20:56 SM Individual10 22 Ciaran Gallagher 00:21:01 SM Letterkenny A C11 30 Fergal McGee 00:21:10 SM Rosses A.C.12 47 Nicola Doherty 00:21:12 SW Individual 13 31 Colm Ferriter 00:21:20 SM Individual14 49 Liam Marley 00:21:24 M50+ Cranford A C15 43 Denis Forker 00:21:32 SM Individual16 2 Joseph Casey 00:21:51 M40+ Individual17 26 Eugene McClafferty 00:21:59 SM Individual18 51 Helen McCready 00:22:00 SW Rosses A.C.19 17 Owen Bonner 00:22:04 M40+ Individual20 18 Stephen Glackin 00:22:18 SM Individual21 23 Ita Gallagher 00:22:37 W40+ Rosses A.C.22 21 Brian Maguire 00:22:37 M40+ Individual23 50 Martin Forker 00:22:43 SM Individual24 48 Dessie Gallagher 00:23:23 SM Individual25 24 Paul McGee 00:23:26 SM Individual26 44 Padraig Gallagher 00:23:43 M40+ Individual27 4 Keith Sweeney 00:23:47 SM Individual28 32 John Ferry 00:23:51 M40+ Individual29 35 Gerard Doherty 00:25:04 M40+ Individual30 16 Eddie McFadden 00:25:08 M50+ Individual31 29 Elise Gillespie 00:25:20 SW Rosses A.C.32 12 Aishing Boyle 00:26:29 SW Individual33 45 Dillon O’ Donnell 00:28:25 JM Individual34 13 Kyle Wilson 00:28:37 JM Rosses A.C.35 27 Breid Marie Solan 00:31:31 SW Individual36 1 Manus Sweeney 00:32:13 M40+ Individual37 37 Chloe Gallagher 00:33:32 JW Individual38 9 Gretta Boyle 00:34:39 SW Individual39 46 Maria O’ Donnell 00:35:33 JW Individual40 38 Shauna Gallagher 00:35:33 JW Individual41 8 Natasha McBride 00:38:54 SW Individual42 19 Sarah McBride 00:42:11 SW Individual43 7 Lauren McBride 00:42:12 SW Individual44 5 Bernie Martin 00:42:14 SW Individual45 20 Donna Gallagher 00:42:14 SW Individual46 6 Kit Rodgers 00:42:16 W50+ Individual47 39 Maria Gallagher 00:44:22 SW Individual48 36 Rachel Gallagher 00:44:22 JW Individual49 28 Leah McGarvey 00:46:55 JW Rosses A.C.50 53 Rosie McGarvey 00:47:10 JW Individual51 33 Mary Logue 00:50:57 W40+ Individual52 34 Patricia McCafferty 00:50:57 W50+ Individual53 52 Rebecca Mannion 00:50:57 JW IndividualANNAGRY 5K – ALL THE RESULTS AND TIMES was last modified: May 26th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more