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Murder Trial Discontinued, Key Witness a No-show

A murder trial in the Supreme Court has been discontinued due to the absence of a key witness.

Court sources told the Bahama Journal over the weekend that officials from the Attorney General’s Office submitted a nolle prosequi signed by Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson before Justice Vera Watkins indicating their intention to not continue the prosecution of Allan Knowles, Anthorn Smith and Owen McKenzie.

The three were charged with the September 17, 2010 murder of Christeria Brown and attempted murder of Dario Rolle.

Brown was reportedly sleeping at her boyfriend’s home in Garden Hills when someone fired gunshots into their bedroom window.

The trial was expected to start last Wednesday.

However, the prosecution’s key witness failed to show up to court.

At the time, Justice Watkins informed the accused that the matter would discontinue but that the Attorney General’s Office had the right to reintroduce the charges at a future date if they chose to.

Smith was represented by lawyer Murrio Ducille while McKenzie was defended by Michael Kemp and Knowles by Bernard Ferguson, Jr.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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