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Nolle Prosequi in the Case of Murder against Rasheed Woods Print E-mail
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Thursday, 06 December 2012 00:00

Rasheed woodsOn Wednesday, December 5th, Rasheed Woods was set free of a murder charge in the July 6th, 2009 killing of 19-year-old Steven "Eggie" Grant.

Prosecutor in the case, Sheneiza Smith, entered a Nolle Prosequi in the court of Justice Adolph Lucas, Sr. against Woods after the main witness in the case could not be located.

Woods was represented by Attorney, Alifah Elrington-Hyde.

Woods now joins 24-year-old Shain Louriano, who also saw the charge dropped against him on August 19th, 2010. Louriano was set free from Grant’s murder when a directive was sent to the Belize City Magistrate’s Court during the preliminary inquiry. The directive came because of a lack of evidence against him.

At the conclusion of that same Preliminary Inquiry, the court ruled that there was sufficient evidence to commit Woods to stand trial in the Supreme Court for Grant’s murder.

On July 9th, 2009, Grant, also known as “Eggie”, was in the North Creek Area, when a blue vehicle drove up on him and a hail of bullets was unleashed from inside. Grant was hit several times, including once to the head. He died instantly.