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Thursday, 20 June 2013 00:00

Anthony SabidoOn Tuesday, June 18th, 28-year-old Anthony Sabido was found not guilty of murder when he appeared in the Supreme Court before Justice Troadio Gonzalez.

Sabido spent the last 5 years on remand after he was accused of killing Norman Reyes, aka “Mimi”, 31, who was fatally shot once to the neck.

In court, the defense made a no case submission which was upheld by Judge, Troadio Gonzalez. In the submission, the defense attorney, Anthony Sylvester, told the court that there was no evidence to properly convict the accused because of discrepancies and inconsistencies in the statement of the main witness who is now deceased.

In a statement given to police, the key witness, Dennis Emmanuel Nembhard told police that he was standing near his home when he saw Reyes fall to the ground after being shot. Nembhard also told the police that he then saw Sabido ran away from the area. In his no case submission to the court, Sylvester told the court that from the visit to the scene, it was clear that Nembhard could not have seen Reyes and the accused when he committed the murder.

The judge himself said that even he could not see how Nembhard could have seen what he told police given the location of his house and where he claimed he saw the deceased fall. With that, he accepted the no case submission and found Sabido not guilty of murder.

Norman Reyes, who lived at a housing comlex on Moya Street, was inside his apartment when he was shot once. He managed to run out and fell at the corner of Berry and Moya Streets where he died.