Governor Eyre found Guilty for Morant Bay massacres

October 29, 2015 | By Hopeton O’Connor Dennie |

Police Officers stand guard outside Court Room #2 in Morant Bay, as the mock trial of former British Governor Eyre is put on trial in a reenactment, some 150 years later on the occasion of the 150th Anniversary of the bloody Morant Bay rebellion.

Governor Eyre was charged for four counts of conspiracy to commit murder. George William Gordon, Paul Bogle and two others, who were blood relatives. . .  were the four executions by hanging that Eyre was tried for and found guilty of (executing.)

GOV. Eyre had declared Martial Law and under this pretext …. executed many by imposing martial law. It is widely believed that the accused were convicted by a Kangaroo Court and as such they were not afforded a fair trial. It is widely held that they did not have defence lawyers to protect their interests.

Photo Credit: Hopeton O’Connor-Dennie

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