Shopkeeper Anthony Winston Alleyne has been freed of the murder of Tyrone McDonald Babb, after the Crown dropped its case for lack of evidence.
Babb died last December 17 after an alleged altercation with Alleyne, while at 1st Ave, Goodland, St Michael.
The deceased, who lived at Goodland Main Road, St Michael, was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital by ambulance for medical attention the following day after complaining of head injuries and later died.
Alleyne, 33, also of 1st Ave, Goodland, St Michael, appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrate’s Court on December 22, last year charged with the capital offence.
He was remanded to prison at HMP Dodds where has been an inmate for the past eight months.
But when Alleyne appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick today the case against him was discontinued through a warrant from the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
It said the charge against the accused “cannot be [proved] beyond a reasonable doubt” and advised that the criminal proceedings against him be discounted.
Moments later, the shackles and manacles where taken off and the shopkeeper emerged from court a free man.