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Jun 26, 2020

Murder Case Falls Apart

Deandre Adolphus

Turning to the courts, earlier this week, the murder trial of twenty-two year-old Deandre Adolphus fell apart at the Supreme Court level when the Prosecution withdrew the charge from against Adolphus.  Thirty-six-year-old Bruce Reneau, who was charged with Abetment to Commit Murder in the same case, also walked away a free man. The two neighbours were facing trial for the shooting death of twenty-nine-year-old Mark Jones, who was killed as he entered his yard on George Frazer Street in February of 2017.

Bruce Reneau

Since 2017 when the two men were charged, Adolphus’ relatives had been saying that he was not the triggerman because he was with them at the time of the killing.  They had suggested he was blamed because he used to hang around the area where the incident occurred. Police were relying on a written statement given by a witness, who is now deceased, alleging that he heard Adolphus and Reneau discuss the murder and then heard the shots that ended Jones’ life a few minutes later.

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