Accused cop killer gets off ammunition charges Print
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Thursday, 19 September 2013 00:00

Delford SlusherIn July 2012, police investigations into the shooting death of a policeman led investigators to arrest and charge Bainsville resident, Delford Slusher for the offense of murder, and ammunition offenses.

Police allegations are that on July 24, 2013, Slusher was found in possession of 2-aguila brand bullets which were found in a black suitcase inside his home. On July 25, 2012, Slusher was arraigned and remanded to prison on that charge.

On Friday, September 13th, Slusher appeared in court where he was acquitted of the offense of keeping ammunition without a gun license. In a ruling, Magistrate Adolph Lucas found Slusher not guilty of keeping ammunition without being granted a gun license since there were a number of discrepancies which unfolded in the trial.

In court two officers gave similar testimony about the time when the bullets were found but during the search Slusher was not present. Magistrate Lucas pointed out that a search is normally carried out in the presence of a defendant. The evidence of a search being done of Slusher’s home in his absence came from the testimony of Slusher himself and his witness, a female, Phyllis Rubio.

Delford Slusher is presently on remand for the murder of Cpl. Victor Lima who was shot the day before in Hattieville after police had responded to a home invasion in which a man identified to be Slusher went to a home in search of a drugs and assaulted a minor whilst armed with a firearm.

The minor's mother told us back in 2012, that her daughter was at home when a young man entered the home armed with a firearm and held her at gun point claiming he was looking for the “kilo”. Her daughter was ordered to look for the “kilo” inside the house. Whilst at the house police responded to the scene where the officer was shot as he entered the house.