Nelson Henry acquitted of Murder Print E-mail
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Thursday, 25 January 2018 00:00

Nelson Henry, a 28-year-old member of the Mayflower Street “Ghost Town” gang, is a free man after he was acquitted of the murder of Edward Lord, Jr. The murder occurred on June 29, 2011 on Mahogany Street in Belize City and was allegedly witnessed by a special constable, who was working at the Mahogany Police Substation that evening.

The case was first called to court in June of 2017 and since the start of the case, the prosecution’s witness was not cooperating. That case fell apart on Henry’s last court date, Wednesday, January 24, 2018. The main witness’s testimony forced the crown to produce no evidence against Henry on the charge of murder. She had to be treated as hostile before leaving the stand after she kept saying that she did not remember anything about the incident.

According to police, the Special Constable gave a statement on June 29, 2011 stating that it was Henry who she saw open fire on Lord. She denied ever giving or signing a statement and when shown the statement, she claimed that the signature was not hers.

As a result of not having their main witness’s statement, Crown Counsel Janelle Tillett was forced to close her case. In the case of trial by judge, Judge Adolph Lucas found Henry not guilty of murder and set him free.

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 January 2018 13:20