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Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2019. 11:02 am CST.

By Aaron Humes: Percival Pilgrim, 22, has been told he has no case to answer to in respect of a charge of murder of Edward Usher, also known as “Ghost,” reported almost four years ago this month on Mayflower Street, Belize City.

Supreme Court Justice Collin Williams made the decision after refusing to admit in evidence, a statement purportedly given to police by a witness after it was found that it was a copy and not the original. The officer who testified to handling the statement could not say if the paper was a true version of the statement given to police.

 The witness in testimony said she saw the fallen “Ghost,” shot five times, in the yard of #5 Mayflower that afternoon, but denied giving any statement at all, much less to police.

With neither the statement nor testimony favoring the prosecution, Pilgrim’s attorney, Leslie Hamilton, submitted that there was nothing to answer to for his client and the judge agreed.

 

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