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Case details

Roger Watson (Appellant) v The King (Respondent) (Bahamas)

Case ID: JCPC 2020/0090

Jurisdiction: Court of Appeal of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas

Case summary


Should the Appellant's sentence of 50 years imprisonment for an offence of manslaughter be quashed?


On 26 September 2006, the Appellant was convicted of murder after a trial before a judge and jury in the Supreme Court of the Bahamas. On 20 September 2007, he was sentenced to death. On 25 June 2009, the Court of Appeal quashed the Appellant's conviction for murder and substituted a conviction for manslaughter, imposing a sentence of 50 years' imprisonment. The Appellant now appeals to the Board against that sentence.



Roger Watson


The King



Lord Lloyd-Jones, Lord Briggs, Lord Stephens

Hearing start date

27 April 2023

Hearing finish date

27 April 2023

Watch hearing
27 April 2023 Morning session

Judgment details

Judgment date

5 September 2023

Neutral citation

[2023] UKPC 32