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Thursday, 29 March 2012 00:00

Michael ForemanOn Tuesday March 27th Michael Foreman, 24, was acquitted of the October 12, 2009 murder of Eddie Neal, who was gunned down on North Creek in Belize City.

27-year-old Eddie Neal, known as “Eddie Mac”, was gunned down at the corner of Central American Boulevard and North Creek on Monday October 12, 2009.  He had allegedly been beaten robbed and then shot once in the head. Police later charged Foreman, for this murder but due to the lack of an identification of the shooter, linking Foreman to the crime.

A directive was given to a 12-member jury, who was selected Thursday, March 22, to hear the murder trial of Foreman.  At 2:20 p.m., on Tuesday, a no case submission made by Foreman’s attorney, Nigel Ebanks. After the prosecution had called five witnesses, Foreman could not be identified as the killer. Justice Herbert Lord upheld the no case submission and directed the jury to find Foreman not guilty of murder and manslaughter.

While Foreman has beaten that case, he remains in because he is serving a 5-year jail term for an attempted robbery for which he was convicted on October 25, 2010. At time. he was found guilty of snatching a chain from Angela Thompson on April 11, 2009. The incident took place whilst she was on Newtown Barracks. The chain had fallen to the ground in the attempt and was recovered by police.