Melanie v Republic (Criminal Appeal SCA 30/2014) [2017] SCCA 12 (21 April 2017);

IN THE SEYCHELLES COURT OF APPEAL

 

[Coram:     A.Fernando (J.A) ,M. Twomey (J.A) ,J. Msoffe (J.A)]

Criminal Appeal SCA 30/2014

(Appeal from Supreme Court Decision CR 29/2013)

 

 

Marcus Sandy Melanie

 

 

Appellant

 

Versus

 

 

The Republic                                                                                                          Respondent

 

 

 

Heard:             07 April 2017

Counsel:          Mr. Anthony Juliette for the Appellant 

 

 

                        Ms. Brigitte Confait for the Respondent 

 

Delivered:       21 April 2017

 

 

ORDER

 

J. Msoffe (J.A)

 

[1]       When the appeal was called for hearing on 7th April 2017 we told the Appellant that if we were to go on with the full hearing of the appeal he might run the risk of having the sentence enhanced in view of the seriousness of the offence he committed and to which he was convicted of.

[2]       Apparently the Appellant’s counsel also told us that he had earlier advised the Appellant to the above effect.

[3]       On reflection, the Appellant thought it would be unnecessary to proceed with the appeal.  He accordingly prayed to withdraw the appeal.

[4]       In the circumstances, we marked the appeal withdrawn.

 

 

 

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A.    FERNANDO, JA

 

 

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M. TWOMEY, JA

 

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J. MSOFFE, JA

 

Signed, dated and delivered at Palais de Justice, Ile du Port on 21 April 2017