Murder suspect walks free-caution statement ruled inadmissible Print
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Thursday, 10 May 2018 00:00

On May 17, 2012, 48-year-old Jermaine McNab was gunned down while inside his store, Mobile Hardware, located at the corner of Curassow Street and Cemetery Road. McNab was shot three times to the body and died on the spot. For that murder, an 18-year-old Anthony Carballo was considered a murder suspect after police claimed that he gave them a witness and a caution statement.

On Thursday, May 3, 2018 at the ruling regarding the admissibility of the alleged caution statement, Justice of the Supreme Court, Colin Williams rejected the statement and ruled it inadmissible based on a number of errors, which led him to believe that Carballo did not give the statement freely.

The only evidence that the police relied on was a caution statement Carballo allegedly gave. In that statement, police say that Carballo placed himself at the scene of the crime and told the police that he and another man had gone to the establishment with the intention to rob. When they arrived there, Carballo saw someone that lived next door that he recognized and that is when he decided to abort the mission. According to Carballo, he was stunned with a police taser and promised to be set free if he gave a statement.

With that, Carballo was free to go. The case was a trial by judge without jury.