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Murder case discontinued 

The director of public prosecutions yesterday discontinued a murder case against 26-year-old Byron Demeritte.

Prosecutors called three witnesses against Demeritte at his trial before Acting Chief Justice Vera Watkins.

Demeritte is accused of the shooting death of 17-year-old Mitchell Munroe on September 16, 2017.

Shortly after 6pm on the day in question, the teen was walking on Johnson Road, Fox Hill, with another man, when two men in a grey colored vehicle approached and shot at them before speeding off.

The victim was rushed to hospital in critical condition where he later died.

Although an eyewitness selected Demeritte from a rogue’s gallery, he testified he didn’t see the gunman.

Sonia Timothy represented Demeritte and Basil Cumberbatch appeared for the Crown.

Artesia Davis

Senior Reporter at The Nassau Guardian
Artesia primarily covers court stories, but she also writes extensively about crime.
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