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Friday, 09 March 2018 00:00

Another case of nolle prosequi occurred in the courtroom of Justice Adolph Lucas at the Supreme Court. This time, Mason Patnett, a 30-year-old who has been behind bars for some time serving a prison term, got the news that he is now a free man.

Patnett along with Raheem Crawford, now deceased after being gunned down in August 2014, were charged in connection with the attempted murder of 21-year-old Marvin Bul, who remains missing since 2014. Bul was shot and injured on December 1, 2012 in the Ladyville area. It is alleged that Patnett instigated the late Crawford to shoot Bul over an old dispute.

Bul survived this attack and gave a statement to police, identifying Crawford as his attacker. What the Crown needs is for Bul to either testify to render his statement as admissible or for it to be proved that Bul is not dead and, therefore, unable to testify which would allow his statement to be admitted under different circumstances. The victim’s family was allegedly shown a decomposed body, believed to be that of Bul. Bul’s mother said that the cloth that the body was in was wrapped in her son’s clothing but without DNA evidence, a match cannot be ascertained.

On Tuesday, March 6, 2018 in the courtroom of Justice Lucas, the Crown, represented by Shereigne Rodriguez, entered a nolle prosequi due to having insufficient evidence against him and he was free to go.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 March 2018 11:05