by Donella Hosten
The December 2015 case involving Akim Frank of Golf Course, St George who unlawfully caused harm to, and resulted in the death of Linnea Veinotte, once again came before the #2 High Court on Thursday, 26 October 2017.
Frank, who is represented by Attorney-at-Law, Peter David, was initially charged with Non-Capital Murder in 2015. However, after the preliminary inquiry, just over a year ago, his attorney managed to lessen the charge to Manslaughter, to which Frank plead guilty.
Representing the Veinotte family at the court was Attorney-at-Law Skeeta Chitan. Also present was Matt Veinotte, husband of the deceased.
Frank’s sentencing is scheduled for Thursday, 7 December 2017; until then he will remain housed at Her Majesty’s Prison.
Linnea was a faculty member of the St George’s University, living in Grenada with her husband Matt and their 2 sons. On Sunday, 6 December 2015, Linnea went for a walk with the family dog Nico, and was struck by a vehicle. Her husband reported her missing and her partially decomposed body was recovered in the Golf Course area, approximately 1 week after her mysterious disappearance.
An autopsy revealed that Veinotte died as a result of blunt force trauma to the chest and lower limbs due to a vehicular accident.