Dennis Matura freed from murder charge Print E-mail
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Thursday, 17 May 2018 00:00

Dennis Matura, who was accused of a murder in April 2012, has walked away from that charge. Matura was arrested and charged on April 10, 2012 for the April 4, 2012 murder of 23-year-old Michael James Garbutt, a deportee. The murder occurred in front of the victim’s relatives’ home on Albert Street in broad daylight. He was shot as many as five times, execution style, and died on the spot. As many as three persons gave police statements which led to the arrest of Dennis Matura, 19-years-old at the time.

On Thursday, May 10, 2018, Matura, now 24, appeared in the Supreme Court before Justice Marilyn Williams where the charge of murder could not be proven. As a result, representative of the DPP, prosecutor Rene Montero, was forced to discontinue the case against Matura.

The three witnesses were called up in court and each said that they were not able to recognize the accused in the court. With that, the judge told Matura that he was free to go but not before informing him that if evidence is brought against him at any time in the future, the case would be brought back against him.