Coroner’s inquest halted following attorney’s objections

Attorney-at-law Wendel Robinson

A coroner’s inquest into the death of an inmate of Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) four years ago was stopped when the attorney for the deceased’s mother raised objections about the manner in which it was being conducted.

The inquest was convened before Chief Magistrate Joanne Walsh to deter- mine how Codaryo Joseph, who was serving a sentence for murder, was discovered dead in his cell at HMP in 2018.

Codaryo’s mother, Sheryl Inigo-Joseph, has been trying to determine the cause of death of her son for some time, but so far no answers have been forthcoming.

Codaryo was buried without a coroner’s inquest being convened to determine, among other things, his cause of death and where culpability for his death lay.

Inigo-Joseph engaged the services of leading criminal defence attorney Wendel Robinson who filed an action in the High Court seeking an order for a coroner’s inquest to be convened and, if necessary, for Codaryo’s body to be exhumed for examination.

Robinson contends that soon after he made the application in the High Court, a coroner’s inquest was “hurriedly convened” with- out his knowledge or the knowledge of his client.
He added that he only learned of the matter when he made an unexpected visit to the very courtroom where the inquest was being held last Friday. Robinson said he learned at that time that the inquest had begun one week earlier.

It was at this point that Robinson said he raised objections to the manner in which the inquest was convened and questioned the methodology of the selection of the jurors.
He described the events leading up to the coroner’s inquest as being “highly suspect” and lacking transparency and objected strenuously to the manner in which it was being conducted.

Robinson has reported that the coroner has since discharged the jury and decided that a fresh panel of jurors will be selected.

The deceased’s moth- er will also be properly in- formed when the matter is to be reconvened.
Meanwhile, the High Court hearing has been adjourned until October as requested by the Attorney General’s Office to allow settlement negotiations to get underway. (POINTE XPRESS)

Advertise with the mоѕt vіѕіtеd nеwѕ ѕіtе іn Antigua!
We offer fully customizable and flexible digital marketing packages.
Contact us at [email protected]


  1. Well Wendell Robinson would know the smell of #Judicial_Stench when he smells it. He’s accustomed to sitting in the Judiciary’s Chambers and smell the stench of their flatulence which they try to cover up with pulverised lime and #Bad_Boyz Cologne!


    • Hail up! Identity Thief calling yourself ‘Ras Smood,’

      …a. Are you tired sniffing the fart from my ass, like toilet paper getting to wipe shit?

      …b. Is this your way, of collecting #Stem_Cells, to clone my dick?

      ..,c. If, this is the case, I’ll leave a whole SHIT TUB load, at the Cross❌Road of Alfred Peter’s and Bryson Streets in Point for you!

      …d Better yet, the Cabinet have dropped ALL COVID-19 Protocols for passengers arriving by air, and since, I knew this would be the case, my flight to visit DADLI was booked in June, to arrive at VCB on Sunday 28th, August; so, you can stick you head where, the SHIT TUB is situated, in the Outhouse, and just collect my STEM CELLS from the remanants of some Fungee Cassi and Old Road #Dr. Fish!

      Again, build your own identity on Social Media and STOP 🛑 trying to imitate! You see, when it comes to being Smood, I’m as original as Chalk n Slate!

  2. When something smells like a fish, taste like a fish and looks like a fish, then Wendell Robinson seems to have the art & skill to identify it as a fish.
    Perhaps after his assignment at the prison, there just might be a next assignment waiting for you to identify any fishes at Sir Lester Bird Medical Center SLBMC. Is it because of the many fish stenches at SLBMC why many of our politicians seek medical services overseas??

Comments are closed.