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Jun 11, 2019

Oliver Peters Walks from Murder Charge After Stabbing Uncle in 2013

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Oliver Peters, who was charged back in 2014 for the stabbing death of his uncle, has been found not guilty of murder.  Forty-seven-year-old Thomas Eugene Ferguson Senior was stabbed once to the chest in December 2013 and was admitted to the K.H.M.H. where he received medical treatment until he succumbed to the injury on February twenty-second, 2014.  A post mortem examination later revealed that Ferguson died from sepsis which he developed after being stabbed.  Despite the fact that the wound had already healed, the doctor concluded that the resident of Arlington Drive died as a result of the stab wound he sustained several weeks earlier.  Peters was subsequently charged for the murder of his uncle.  The murder trial ended in May and Justice Colin Williams reserved a ruling today.  After carefully examining the evidence that unfolded during the trial, Peters was freed of the charge of murder.  Justice Williams, in delivering his judgment, found that Peters did not use excessive force when he inflicted the injury to Ferguson, with whom he had a longstanding land dispute.  Ferguson was stabbed when he reportedly confronted his nephew with a machete.  While Peters allegedly attempted to shove his uncle who was wielding the cutlass, he stabbed him with a knife that was in his possession.

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