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May 13, 2016

Humes Beats Second Murder Charge

Akeem Humes

Three murder cases fell apart in court today. We start with forty-five year old Orlando Williams who was the first murder victim at the start of the New Year in 2013.  Today, the suspect in his murder, twenty-three year old Akeem Humes, a known George Street associate, walked free. Williams was gunned down as he stood in front of his home on East Canal, Belize City. This morning in the Court room of Judge Adolph Lucas, Prosecutor in the case, Shanice Lovell informed the court of the nolle prosequi. This came about because the crown’s main witness did not want to testify in the trial. Humes’ attorney, Anthony Sylvester for more than a year made bail applications to the Supreme Court because he surmised that the evidence against Humes was fabricated. Information in three of four statements purportedly provided to the police by the main witness did not necessarily point to Humes as the shooter. In the fourth statement, however, the main witnesses claimed police showed him a picture of Humes before going into an I.D. parade. Sylvester concluded that the prosecution could get a conviction against Humes in a trial for murder.  Five years ago Humes beat another murder charge. He was charged jointly with Ryan Alvarez of Supal Street for the murder of Jason Michael Flores who was fatally shot on Kraal Road as he headed to work on December ninth 2009. That case also ended in a nolle prosequi before the then Chief Magistrate, Margaret Gabb McKenzie.

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3 Responses for “Humes Beats Second Murder Charge”

  1. Humberto says:

    El es dead man walking- we now come for his neck too

  2. Marie says:

    People having knowledge of these murders and not testifying should be given prison time.

  3. Al says:

    When the courts and police come up with ways of PROTECTING witnesses, then some of these murderers may be brought to justice. however, as you can see about the other murder trial that was kicked out, the COURT FILE went “missing.” So instead of prosecuting who would be responsible for that, the murderers are set free. And you want to lock up witnesses? Are you kidding me?

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