The Antigua Sun newspaper in Antigua reports on the preliminary arraignment of Tishara Daniel who is charged with the murder of Nina Elizabeth Nilssen in Antigua.
The Antigua Sun contains the first photograph of Mr. Daniel.
The article contains rather bizarre details of the suspect’s clothing and shoes and what is described as nervous fidgeting by the defendant.
Mr. Daniel was held without bail and sent to prison waiting trial. His lawyer can petition a higher court for bail.
His attorney is identified as Dane Hamilton Jr.
This will be a trial which will receive a lot of attention in the U.S. over the course of the next year.
We have had a number of clients victimized on cruise ships and in ports in the Caribbean. Obtaining a guilty verdict involving a crime against a U.S. citizen in a Caribbean courtroom is not as easy as it may seem. There are many talented defense lawyers throughout the Caribbean.
Don’t underestimate a dedicated and experienced defense lawyer versus local prosecutors, for a second.
Our experience has been that jurors are sometimes more sympathetic to the local island citizen than the U.S. victim. Perhaps this sounds cynical, so be it.
We hope that this is not the situation with this case. But without a doubt, this will be a long and exhausting process for the families involved.
Tishara Daniel Antigua Sun