Lloyd Eligio convicted of Attempted Murder Print E-mail
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Friday, 01 November 2013 00:00

On Monday, October 28th, 22-year-old Lloyd Eligio, who was charged with the October 2009 attempted murder of Mark Lord, was found guilty in the court room of Troadio Gonzalez. When the jury of 9 returned from their deliberation after just over 3 hours, they had a unanimous verdict of guilty.

The main prosecution witness was the victim, Mark Lord. He took the stand and testified that Eligio, who he saw and knew very well, followed him on Swing Bridge on October 25, 2009, to Hydes Lane, where he opened fire on him in front of the DHL building. One of the bullets struck him in the left side of the chest, and he had to be rushed to the hospital for emergency treatment, where his life was saved.
Under cross-examination, Eligio got a chance to challenge his accuser, Mark Lord, and he tried to convince the jury that Lord was mistaken. Throughout, however, Lord maintained his certainty that Eligio was the gunman

When the prosecution closed its case, Eligio took the stand and gave sworn testimony that he and his main alibi witness were at his grandmother’s house at the time of the shooting, so it couldn’t have been him who Lord saw pulling the trigger. That witness, however, took the stand and told the court that he was indeed with Eligio earlier in the day, but at the time of the shooting, they weren’t together.
Justice Troadio Gonzalez has scheduled his sentencing hearing for November 4, to give Lord time to prepare a mitigation plea.