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David Swain is a Free Man! … whoa!!!

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands—Three judges in the British Virgin Islands have overturned the conviction of a Rhode Island man accused in his wife’s scuba death in 1999. A convicted killer has walked out of jail.. again. This stuff is impossible to even make-up!

David Swain walked free Thursday after judges with the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court of Appeal found problems with the jury instructions read by a judge during the trial in 2009.

A jury had unanimously convicted Swain of murdering Shelley Tyre in what authorities portrayed as a near-perfect crime. Tyre’s drowning near an isolated shipwreck was initially ruled an accident.

Swain had been ordered to serve at least 25 years of a mandatory life sentence.

Swain was accompanied by his daughter and told reporters that he intended to return to Rhode Island.

Source: The Boston Globe

What are your thoughts on this?

What does this say about justice in the British Virgin Islands?

  • this is completely ridiculous!

  • Putley

     Swain release is a travesty of justice. How could/would the victim turn off her own air on the scuba tank