And continue the legal battle for his exoneration
Family and friends continue to fight for the freedom of 33-year-old San Pedro resident William Godoy, who was charged for the murder of Alfredo Cowo. Godoy, a mechanic from the DFC area of San Pedro Town, was formally arrested and charged on Friday, January 19th for the murder of Cowo.
Godoy’s Attorney Oscar Selgado told The San Pedro Sun they are fighting for the charges of murder to be withdrawn, as there is not enough evidence to demonstrate that he is responsible for Cowo’s murder. He stated that the main witness, Cowo’s girlfriend Reyes, has left the country and that in fact, there is no registration of her departure at the office of immigration. “I checked with the immigration, and they have never registered a Paola Reyes in the country, which means that it could not even be her real name. I believe she left because she knew that Godoy was not the person responsible for the murder of Cowo,” he said. Selgado also added that they have received a copy of text messages from one of Godoy friends, which shows that she and he were messaging via Facebook between 12AM and 12:23AM on that morning of Tuesday, January 16th. In the conversation, Godoy was asking his friend to accompany him to the casino located north of the Sir Barry Bowen Bridge. She declined the offer due to the late hour and the conversation ended and Godoy reportedly went to sleep. “It was around that same time that Cowo was being shot near the Central Park, so there’s no way it could have been Godoy,” said Selgado.
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