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Nov 26, 2018

2 Men Acquitted of 2013 Murder

Two men are enjoying their freedom tonight after spending five years behind bars for murder. Twenty-three-year-old Micah Tillett and twenty-five-year-old Jed Burgess were acquitted of the 2013 murder of twenty-one-year-old Jamal Neal by Supreme Court Justice Marilyn Williams today.  Senior Crown Counsel, Sheneiza Smith closed the prosecution’s case after the main witness could not be located.  Burgess and Tillett’s attorneys made a no case submission, explaining that their clients had no case to answer. Justice Williams upheld the submission and freed the duo of the charge. Neal was fatally shot on September thirteen, 2013 while on Banak Street in Belize City. He was leaving his mother’s residence when two gunmen rode up and opened fire on him. Neal was shot multiple times to the chest. Burgess was represented by Richard “Dickie” Bradley while attorney Ellis Arnold appeared on behalf of Tillett.

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