21-year-old Nicholas Hercules was this morning freed of a murder charge after a High Court judge upheld that there was no case against him in the April 2015 murder of his relative.
Hercules, of Princes Street, Georgetown, was discharged by Justice Sandil Kissoon who upheld a no-case submission made by his lawyers, Compton Bobb and Hewley Griffith. He was accused of murdering his relative, Carlos Solomon, on April 1, 2015 when he was only 19-years-old.
The case for the State was presented by Prosecutors Lisa Cave and Orinthia Schmidt. During the trial the Prosecution called on a number of witnesses, including police ranks and relatives of the deceased.
According to reports, on the day in question Hercules and Solomon were involved in a heated argument. It is alleged that, during the argument, Hercules pulled out a knife and stabbed Solomon in the region of his heart. Solomon was pronounced dead on arrival at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).
It was further reported that Hercules was nabbed at the Alberttown Police Station where he went to report the matter. However, Police were forced to chase after him after he was informed of Solomon’s demise.