Teen acquitted of murdering classmate

…but released on bail after state appeals decision

Samuel Cornelius, who was acquitted of the murder of his fellow classmate yesterday, was later released on bail after state attorney Natasha Backer gave notice of her intention to appeal.

Cornelius was freed by Justice Diana Insanally, who upheld a no-case submission by his attorney Mark Waldron yesterday in the High Court. However, Backer immediately signalled her intention to appeal the case. Her request was acknowledged by the court and Justice Insanally then released Cornelius on $300,000 bail.

He was first charged with the murder of his classmate Anfernee Bowman in February 2012. It was alleged that both teens were leaving their math lessons when they became involved in an altercation outside of the premises. A fight started and Bowman was stabbed several times about his upper body, two of which penetrated his heart. He was …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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