Shane Degallerie is now a free man after the prosecutors decided to discontinue a murder case against him.
Degallerie was sentenced to 18 years in prison for the murder of Justin Joseph of Fond Cole.
He appeared in court on Friday and Director of Public Prosecutions, Evelina Baptiste, said a notice of discontinuance has been sent in the matter, for want of prosecution. The case was dismissed by High Court Judge Victoria Charles Clarke.
According to the facts of the matter, a quarrel which ensued between Degallarie and Joseph at a shop in Pottersville in April 2010, resulted in the stabbing death of Joseph.
Degallerie was found guilty of murder by a nine- member jury in 2013 and was sentenced to 18 years in prison.
But, his attorney Zena Dyer appealed the matter, alleging that the trial judge made a number of errors in law, and asked that the conviction be quashed.
Judges of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) upheld the appeal and ordered a retrial. The case has been before the courts since then, until it was discontinued today.
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