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Sep 29, 2015

Lincoln Hemsley Junior Acquitted of March 2012 Murder

Lincoln Hemsley Jr.

There was also a murder acquittal in court.Twenty-three year old Lincoln Hemsley Junior, walked free of the March 2012 murder of twenty-one year old  David Alberto Hernandez after being on remand for three years.  Judge Adolph Lucas upheld a no case submission and ordered that Hemsley Junior had no case to answer.   The ruling came this evening after the judge found that the identity of the person who committed the crime was not established and that there were inconsistencies in the testimonies of the police as well as the main witness, Philip Barrera, in respect of the address of Hemsely Junior.  During the trial, Prosecutor, Porsha Staine, called several witnesses, including Barrera, who became a hostile witness. He told the court that while he gave a statement on the shooting of his friend, he lied to the police when he told them that it was a man by the nickname of “Rojo” who, he later said was Hemsley.  When asked why he did not speak the truth, Barrera said it was because he did not want to be charged with conspiracy to commit murder. On March eleventh 2012, Hernandez was shot three times to the back as he was hanging out on Racecourse Street in the company of his friend Barrera.

 

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