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Albert Morreira is acquitted of the murder of his ex-common-law wife, Felicia James

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Posted: Monday, October 3, 2022. 9:47 pm CST.

By Breaking Belize News Staff: A man accused of murdering his ex-common-law wife is a free man tonight after the Supreme Court upheld a no-case submission by his attorney.

Albert Morreira, who was charged with the murder of 36-year-old Felicia James back in 2018, appeared before Supreme Court Justice Ricardo O’Neil Sandcroft today to learn of his acquittal.

The court ruled that the evidence against him was purely circumstantial and that the prosecution lacked the testimony of its two main witnesses.

Sometime between October 10-13 2018, James was reported missing and her badly decomposed body was recovered on October 19, 2018, about 2 1/2 Miles into the Coastal Road, near La Democracia Village.

Morreira was arrested after it was discovered that he had taken James’s vehicle to a friend’s home under the guise that it had broken down, and allegedly returned later to set the vehicle on fire. Police analyzed the burnt remains of the vehicle and confirmed that it was, in fact, the vehicle belonging to the deceased.

During the trial, which began on September 26, the key witnesses the crown was relying on refused to identify Morreira from the dock, one of them was also treated as a hostile witness.

After considering the evidence, Justice Sancroft ruled that Morreira did not have a case to answer to.

 

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