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#476525 - 11/05/13 11:35 AM Fisherman’s murder trial ends in nolle prosequi
Marty Offline

The trial of San Pedro fisherman Harrison Jacobs, charged with the murder of twenty year old Francis Figueroa, ended in a nolle prosequi before Justice Adolph Lucas today in the Supreme Court. Ten witnesses had testified in the trial which was heard by Justice Lucas alone without a jury, but Crown Counsel Shanice Lovell had to stop the trial because the main witness could not be located. Figueroa was badly beaten, allegedly by Jacobs, during an altercation in the Boca del Rio area of San Pedro Town around two-thirty a.m. on November twenty-eighth, 2010. The prosecution charged that Jacobs left Figueroa injured on the side of the street and returned with a firearm and allegedly shot him in the head. Jacobs remains in custody on a separate wounding charge for which he has not received bail. He is represented by Michael Peyrefitte.

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#476527 - 11/05/13 11:38 AM Re: Fisherman’s murder trial ends in nolle prosequi [Re: Marty]
Marty Offline
Twenty-five year old Harrison Jacobs, a fisherman charged with murder, was freed of the charge today when a nolle prosequi was entered, indicating that the prosecution was unable to proceed. Crown Counsel Shanice Lovell entered the nolle prosequi because the main witness could not be located. Ten witnesses had testified for the prosecution and the main witness was the last left to testify. Jacobs’ trial, which began last week, was a trial without jury and the trial judge was Justice Adolph Lucas. Jacobs was charged with the murder of 20 year old Francis Figueroa which occurred around 2:30 a.m. on November 28, 2010, in the Boca Del Rio area of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. The case for the prosecution was that Jacobs and the deceased had an altercation and during the altercation Jacobs beat Figueroa and left him lying injured on the side of the street. Jacobs left and returned with a firearm, walked up to Figueroa and shot him in his head. But although Jacobs was freed of the murder charge he was held in custody because he has a charge of wounding for which he was not offered bail because of the murder charge. Jacobs’ attorney, Michael Peyrefitte, said Jacobs is to go to court for the wounding on December 2, but he will try to secure bail for him before that date.


#476569 - 11/05/13 05:44 PM Re: Fisherman’s murder trial ends in nolle prosequi [Re: Marty]
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And, another murderer walks free.
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#476587 - 11/05/13 09:23 PM Re: Fisherman’s murder trial ends in nolle prosequi [Re: Marty]
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At least the police had originally been able to figure out "who dunnit" in the first place. That doesn't always happen either.
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#476626 - 11/06/13 06:26 AM Re: Fisherman’s murder trial ends in nolle prosequi [Re: Marty]
Wizardofaahs Offline
What good does it do to figure out who dunnit if there is never a prosecution or sentencing? I'd almost rather not know and always wonder than have to see the murderer walking around as if nothing happened. No wonder the police don't care and make up the rules. They have absolutely no power; it must be maddening.
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#476642 - 11/06/13 10:39 AM Re: Fisherman’s murder trial ends in nolle prosequi [Re: Marty]
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You were expecting CSI?
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#476674 - 11/06/13 03:23 PM Re: Fisherman’s murder trial ends in nolle prosequi [Re: Marty]
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just shaking my head - what a joke!
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