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Mar 14, 2018

Accused Cop Killer to Learn Fate in 2 Weeks

Thirty-seven-year-old Delford Slusher has been on trial for the past three weeks, accused of the murder of a police officer. Corporal Victor Lima was shot twice in the chest during an incident in Hattieville on July twenty-fourth, 2012, and died three days later. This evening, Supreme Court Justice Adolph Lucas reserved his ruling for March twenty-seventh. Slusher is alleged to have broken into a house in the village where two women were. Carrying a firearm and disguising his face, he began to demand of the women where his drugs were. Police were called and when Corporal Lima knocked on the door, he was shot. His partner, detective constable Dorian Zuniga, testified that the gunman fled the house after the shooting and he was able to recognize him and even fire twice at him, though he missed. Defence attorney Anthony Sylvestre argued that the women witnesses could not give a time frame for how long they spoke with the accused, who they said tried to disguise his voice with a Jamaican accent, or say for sure if it was he who shot Corporal Lima. Slusher was detained around midnight on the day of the incident and held initially on attempted murder charges until Lima’s death, when the charges were upgraded to murder.

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