Man Walks Free In Murder Trial, Second Case Adjourned

Friday 24th, January 2014 / 09:42 Published by

Two murder cases before the Supreme Court reached divergent conclusions yesterday where one man walked free and the other went back to prison to await retrial because of a hung jury.

In the first matter, before Justice Indra Charles, prosecutor Kevin Farrington presented a nolle prosequi to the court to have the case against 23-year-old Elandro Missick discontinued.

The presentation of the request, signed by the Attorney General, followed on the heels of legal discussions that occurred between the prosecutor, defence attorney Krysta Mason-Smith and Justice Charles at Monday’s commencement of trial.

Instead of the Crown continuing its case against the Kingston Street resident accused of the September 1, 2011 murder of Damian Bowe, prosecutors presented the document asking for the matter to be discontinued.

Missick was originally scheduled to stand trial on December 2, 2013, but it was delayed because the judge was presiding over another case. The court adjourned the matter to December 13 and then December 16 but no witnesses were present for the start of the proceedings.

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