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May 4, 2015

Myers Walks Free From Murder Charge

Raymond Myers

While four men were arraigned today for murder, another learnt his fate for the same charge. Thirty-one-year-old Raymond Myers has been acquitted of the murder of twenty-seven-year-old Francis Figueroa, who was stabbed as many as thirteen times to the body.  Figueroa was injured as many as thirteen times to the upper chest area, the back, face, elbow and buttocks.  The deadly stabbing happened during an altercation on Vernon Street near Conch Shell Bay on May fourteenth, 2010.  Myers, who was represented by attorney Kareem Musa, appeared before Justice Troadio Gonzalez this morning.  During the trial, prosecutor Kileru Awich called as many as five witnesses to the stand, including a pair of police officers.  Both sergeants placed Myers at the scene of the incident and asserted that he was the individual seen embroiled in an altercation with Figueroa.  While no one saw when Figueroa was actually stabbed, Justice Gonzalez, in his summary, told the jurors that from the evidence of both officers, each gave a different account of what transpired.  On Tuesday, April fourteenth, the murder trial for Myers was stalled when a juror informed the court that he could not judge the accused due to his religious belief because he is a Jehovah’s Witness.  With that the panel of jurors was discharged and a retrial was ordered.  At five-fifteen this evening, Raymond Myers was freed of the charge.

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