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Feb 16, 2017

Byron James Convicted of Murder of Frank Vasquez

Byron James

A murder conviction was secured today in the courts.  After languishing inside a prison cell at the remand section for more than one year after his trial concluded, Supreme Court judge, Troadio Gonzalez made a ruling in the murder case against thirty-year-old Byron James. James was accused for the May ninth 2012 murder of Frank Vasquez.  Vasquez was ambushed and shot multiple times by James on Neal’s Pen Road after he exited his house days earlier, on May fifth.  In trial, James claimed that he was at home with his father watching a boxing fight when the murder occurred. His father corroborated that claim, but under questioning did not know who won the fight. Justice Gonzalez, in his ruling, concluded that the evidence against James was overwhelming and that two witnesses for the prosecution had put James on the scene of the murder. Sentencing for James was deferred to next week Friday, February twenty-fourth, 2017.

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