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May 26, 2020

Kafele Garcia Not Guilty of Murder

Kafele Garcia is at home with his family tonight after he was found not guilty of murder today in a trial without a jury before Supreme Court Justice, Colin Williams. Justice Williams delivered the verdict after an adjournment, following closing submissions by Garcia’s defense counsel, Anthony Sylvestre.   Last Friday, Justice Williams did not allow the caution statement, which the prosecution presented as evidence on key bases, including that the police did not afford Garcia time to talk to his family, a lawyer, or a Justice of the Peace while they held him in detention.  In addition, Garcia was abused while in police custody.   The Lord’s Bank resident was on trial for the October 2015 stabbing murder of Ervin Franklin.  It was brought out in court that he was trying to part a fight when the deceased got stabbed.  Garcia told us today that he paid a steep price for trying to do good.  Now, he is all the wiser.


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