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Hilberto Perez walks away from accusation of manslaughter Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 28 March 2018 00:00

Hilberto Perez, a 50-year-old businessman of Ladyville, learned his fate on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 for the May 9, 2015 shooting death of Daniel Trapp. Perez appeared before Justice Marilyn Williams where he was represented by attorney Richard “Dickie” Bradley.

Trap was accused of stealing mangoes from Perez’s residence on more than one occasion and on May 9, Trapp would be shot in the chest with a pellet gun which Perez used. The question into trial stood: was Perez provoked by the intruder, who was armed with a machete and refused to leave the yard, or was it an intentional act to harm Trapp? According to Perez, he was protecting his yard when he drew the pellet gun which he used to shoot cows.

According to Perez’s jury of 9 persons, all women, Perez had no intention of harming him and believed his version of events which claims that he only shot twice at Trapp, both of them being warning shots. As a result, the jury came to a not guilty verdict and he was freed of the manslaughter charge.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 March 2018 12:37