In 2013, two brothers, Ambrose and Xavier Clarke, were sentenced to life in prison after a Supreme Court jury found the pair guilty of murdering businessman Peter Davis in May 2011.
Their convictions were quashed in February 2018 by the Court of Criminal Appeal after a successful but expensive legal battle.
On 2nd May 2018 they were granted bail on strict conditions and returned to their families.
Speaking to reporters after a recent court appearance, Ambrose Clarke tearfully said, “This has been an extremely difficult time for my brother and I, and particularly our loving family and friends.”
“It’s probably the hardest thing I’ve ever been through in my life.”
Audio: Ambrose Clarke outside court, 7 June 2018
In an interview for an upcoming documentary, Ambrose’s daughter, Phoebe Clarke said, “I think the hardest thing has just been watching the toll that it’s taken on other people, like everybody really.”
Video: Unison Pictures
A retrial is set to begin in January 2019 and will run for approximately 9 weeks.
After forking out $1.5 million for the appeal, the family now has to find an additional $1.7 million to fund the cost of the retrial.
A crowdfunding campaign has been set up by Pheobe Clarke and her family to raise funds for the new defence team.*
She made an impassioned plea for help writing, “If you can’t afford justice when injustice happens, injustice wins.”
“Please help me fight for my father and uncle’s innocence – because what we’re ultimately fighting for is change; change that will benefit us all… this type of injustice has already affected our family long enough. It happened to us. Let’s make sure it doesn’t happen to you.”