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Apr 9, 2019

Percival Pilgrim is Acquitted of Murder

Percival Pilgrim

Twenty-two-year-old Percival Pilgrim was this evening acquitted of a murder in the Mayflower Street area, aka “Ghost Town,” of Belize City.  Pilgrim was charged with the murder of Edward “Ghost” Usher, which occurred on April eleventh, 2011.  Attorney Leslie Hamilton submitted that Pilgrim did not have a case to answer and that Senior Crown Counsel Shanice Lovelle did not prove his client had committed the murder. The crown’s witness, Kadesha Barrera, denied she gave police a statement. During a voir dire, Justice Colin Williams ruled her statement inadmissible when the document could not be established as a true statement. On the stand, the only acceptable evidence from Barrera was that she saw “Ghost” lying in the yard at number five Mayflower Street.   Usher was shot five times, once to the head and four times to the body.  He died on the spot.

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