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May 30, 2007

Cop killer found guilty; will be sentenced July seventeenth

Story PictureThree years after the cold-blooded killing of a police officer on Christmas Eve, the suspected shooter has been convicted of the crime. Chadrick Debride was twenty-three years old in December 2004 when he was arrested and charged with the murder of police constable Nedi Reymundo. The cop was shot in the head from close range as he exited a barber shop at the corner of West Canal and Bishop Street around ten on the morning of December twenty-fourth. During the trial, one witness to the incident testified that he heard the gunshot and saw Reymundo fall to the ground. Another told the court that he saw a man running away from the scene with a gun in his hand and positively identified Debride as that person. In his own defence, the accused took the stand, maintaining that when Reymundo was shot, he was at his mother’s house playing games with a younger brother. The case was put to the jury at eleven this morning and around three-thirty this afternoon, the members returned with a guilty verdict. Justice Troadio Gonzalez has set sentencing for July seventeenth. As for a motive behind the crime, sources tell News Five that Reymundo was killed in a case of mistaken identity.

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