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Murder Accused Acquitted

A Supreme Court jury on Tuesday acquitted an inner city man of murder.

Jermaine Taylor, of Minnie Street, was on trial for shooting Michael McIntosh to death two years ago.

On July 24, 2011 police officers went to the intersection on Young Street and Frogman Lane off East Street and spotted a man lying on the ground.

He was soaked in blood.

He told police his name was Michael McIntosh and said, “don’t let me die, please. Jermaine Taylor of Deveaux Street [shot] me; they does call him ‘cupboard’.”

Police said there were no eyewitnesses to the incident but the deceased pointed to an area he referred to as “the cut.”

When the officers looked in that area they found fired cartridges and blood.

At 1:45 p.m. the 10-woman, two-man jury returned a unanimous not guilty verdict.

Taylor was then discharged.

Taylor’s attorney Terrel Butler said she was “happy” with the verdict and noted that it was simply a case of mistaken identity as her client did not live in the Deveaux Street area.

Supreme Court Justice Roy Jones was presiding over the trial.

Attorneys Uel Johnson, Kendra Kelly and David Cox prosecuted the trial.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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