Judge directs jury to acquit woman of murder after ruling no case to answer

A judge on Monday directed a jury to acquit a woman of murder.

Justice Gregory Hilton ruled that Victoria Gibson did not have a case to answer in the March 31, 2017 stabbing death of Terenova Stubbs at Potter’s Cay Dock.

During the prosecution’s case, the main witness alleged that police officers forced her to say that Gibson was responsible for Stubbs’ murder.

According to the witness, she was at the dock with the accused and others when a fight erupted.

However, the witness said she was away from the melee when Stubbs came to where she was standing with another man.

She recalled that Stubbs was gasping for air and “spouting blood”.

She said she prayed with him and told him that he would be OK. She said that while tending to Stubbs, his blood soiled her clothing.

The witness said before the trial, she had sworn two affidavits disavowing her statements to the police.

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Artesia Davis

Artesia primarily covers court stories, but she also writes extensively about crime.

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