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Posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2022. 2:29 pm CST.

By BBN Staff: Allen Jovan Martinez, the man charged for the 2016 arson of a Government-issued SUV belonging to then-Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber, walked free from the charge after two separate doctors declared him “unfit” to stand trial.

Martinez appeared before newly appointed Justice of the Supreme Court, Ricardo O’Neal Sandcroft, where the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution withdrew the case against Martinez.

The DPP’s office indicated to the court that two separate psychiatric evaluations, one done at the time of his arrest and another done recently, concluded that Martinez was not of sound mental state and unable to stand trial.
The court entered a nolle prosequi and with that Martinez was free to go, cleared of the charge, despite it being his second such offense, according to court records.

The incident took place on October 17, 2016, and was caught on home surveillance footage captured from Faber’s Lord’s Bank home. Police, at the time, indicated they were sure Martinez was the man seen on camera dousing the SUV with fuel and lighting the fire. The SUV was valued at $55,000.

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