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Thursday, 07 November 2013 00:00

Harrison JacobsOn Monday, November 5th, San Pedro Fisherman Harrison Jacobs was freed of a murder charge in the Supreme Court  before Justice Adolph Lucas.


The murder trial began last week but ended without the evidence being considered by the judge since the Crown Counsel, Shanice Lovell had to abort the case when he main witness could not be located.

Jacobs stood accused of the November 28, 2010 shooting murder of Francis Figueroa, a man who was first beaten badly then shot to death.

According to the crown, Shanice Lovell, allegations made against Jacobs was that at around 2:30a.m. on the morning of November 28, 2010, Figueroa was badly beaten allegedly by Jacobs during an altercation in the Boca del Rio area of San Pedro Town. Further allegations made against Jacobs was that he left Figueroa on the side of the street in the Boca Del Rio area, where he later returned with a firearm and shot him once in the head, killing him.

But when Prosecutor Lovell could not produce her main witness in the trial, she was forced to enter a nolle prosequi against Jacobs.

This means that for now Jacobs is a free man from the murder but the charge of murder can be reinstated as soon as Lovell locate her witness.

The prosecutor had called as many as 10 witnesses during the trial which began last week.

Although Harrison Jacobs was set free of the murder charge, he could not go home since he has a charge of wounding pending before the lower court for which he has not yet been granted bail so he was taken back to prison.

That wounding charge resulted from a magistrate court incident in which Jacobs, a 17-year-old minor and Anthony Carballo, 19, were jointly charged with wounding David Castillo another inmate during a fight on May 10, 2013 at the Magistrate’s Court cell block.

During his trial, Jacobs was represented by attorney, Michael Peyreffitte.