The jury was selected Monday morning for the trial of Drew Farrell, who is accused of the 2012 assault of a woman on Virgin Gorda.


Mr. Farrell has pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm, but not guilty to a charge of being in possession of a firearm with intent to put another person in fear.

High Court Justice Nicola Byer said the trial will begin Tuesday morning.

Senior Crown Counsel Valston Graham told the court that since Mr. Farrell has pleaded guilty to the assault charge, the prosecution will not call its medical witness to testify. However, the court will hear from the police officer who conducted Mr. Farrell’s formal interview, Mr. Graham said.

According to allegations read at a previous court date, Mr. Farrell went to the Virgin Gorda home of a woman he had been in a relationship with on Oct. 1, 2012. The pair had an argument, with Mr. Farrell allegedly choking the woman until she feared for her life.

The fight was broken up by two other people, but Mr. Farrell is also accused of pulling out a gun during the incident.

He is on bail, and is being represented by Dave Marshall.

See the May 14, 2015 edition for full coverage.