Ancaster man waits for November court appearance

News May 30, 2015 by Kevin Werner Ancaster News

The family of an Ancaster man charged in the drowning death of a four-year-old boy had remained hopeful he would be discharged by now.

Instead, St. Lucia’s High Court judge ruled May 28 Sahab Jamshidi will stand trial in November with causing the death by gross negligence or recklessness in the case of Terrel Joshual Elibox.

“It’s devastating for the family,” said Sahar Jamshidi, the sister of Sahab, 34, who spoke on behalf of the family. “We were focused on getting the charge thrown out. We don’t understand why he is now going to trial.”

Sahar said the lawyer, Alberton Richelieu, was seeking to have the court dismiss the charge on the grounds there was insufficient proof to identify his client.

Prosecutors allege that Jamshidi took the boy surfboarding and contributed to his death in February.

Jamshidi had been in St. Lucia to attend medical school.

Prior to the November court appearance, the prosecution and defense lawyers are scheduled to meet in October for a conference to determine how to proceed in the case.

“(The November court date) will bring us almost a year when it happened,” said Sahar. “We don’t have a clear understanding of what is happening. There are a lot of unknowns right now.”

She said court proceedings in St. Lucia can sometimes drag on for months, and even years. She said even if her brother attempts to acquire his passport, the process could also take a year. Sahab is out on bail.

“If he lived in St. Lucia, (a person charged) could go about their lives while the (legal) process proceeds,” she said. “But he can’t. Right now his life is on hold.”

Ancaster man waits for November court appearance

News May 30, 2015 by Kevin Werner Ancaster News

The family of an Ancaster man charged in the drowning death of a four-year-old boy had remained hopeful he would be discharged by now.

Instead, St. Lucia’s High Court judge ruled May 28 Sahab Jamshidi will stand trial in November with causing the death by gross negligence or recklessness in the case of Terrel Joshual Elibox.

“It’s devastating for the family,” said Sahar Jamshidi, the sister of Sahab, 34, who spoke on behalf of the family. “We were focused on getting the charge thrown out. We don’t understand why he is now going to trial.”

Sahar said the lawyer, Alberton Richelieu, was seeking to have the court dismiss the charge on the grounds there was insufficient proof to identify his client.

Prosecutors allege that Jamshidi took the boy surfboarding and contributed to his death in February.

Jamshidi had been in St. Lucia to attend medical school.

Prior to the November court appearance, the prosecution and defense lawyers are scheduled to meet in October for a conference to determine how to proceed in the case.

“(The November court date) will bring us almost a year when it happened,” said Sahar. “We don’t have a clear understanding of what is happening. There are a lot of unknowns right now.”

She said court proceedings in St. Lucia can sometimes drag on for months, and even years. She said even if her brother attempts to acquire his passport, the process could also take a year. Sahab is out on bail.

“If he lived in St. Lucia, (a person charged) could go about their lives while the (legal) process proceeds,” she said. “But he can’t. Right now his life is on hold.”

Ancaster man waits for November court appearance

News May 30, 2015 by Kevin Werner Ancaster News

The family of an Ancaster man charged in the drowning death of a four-year-old boy had remained hopeful he would be discharged by now.

Instead, St. Lucia’s High Court judge ruled May 28 Sahab Jamshidi will stand trial in November with causing the death by gross negligence or recklessness in the case of Terrel Joshual Elibox.

“It’s devastating for the family,” said Sahar Jamshidi, the sister of Sahab, 34, who spoke on behalf of the family. “We were focused on getting the charge thrown out. We don’t understand why he is now going to trial.”

Sahar said the lawyer, Alberton Richelieu, was seeking to have the court dismiss the charge on the grounds there was insufficient proof to identify his client.

Prosecutors allege that Jamshidi took the boy surfboarding and contributed to his death in February.

Jamshidi had been in St. Lucia to attend medical school.

Prior to the November court appearance, the prosecution and defense lawyers are scheduled to meet in October for a conference to determine how to proceed in the case.

“(The November court date) will bring us almost a year when it happened,” said Sahar. “We don’t have a clear understanding of what is happening. There are a lot of unknowns right now.”

She said court proceedings in St. Lucia can sometimes drag on for months, and even years. She said even if her brother attempts to acquire his passport, the process could also take a year. Sahab is out on bail.

“If he lived in St. Lucia, (a person charged) could go about their lives while the (legal) process proceeds,” she said. “But he can’t. Right now his life is on hold.”