After spending almost 10 prison years in jail, two men were this morning freed of a murder charge after State prosecutors conceded they had no evidence against them. The men, Lowell Hope, 37, and Sherlund Joseph, 27, were arraigned before Justice Sandil Kissoon this morning and pleaded not guilty to a murder charge which alleged that August 9, 2011, at Monessee Backdam, Port Kaituma, North West District, they murdered Kenny Creame, 19.
Their lawyer, Maxwell McKay, however moved a motion to have the indictment quashed on the basis that the prosecution had no evidence against his client. State Prosecutor Tuanna Hardy had no objections to the motion and conceded that indeed, the prosecution had no evidence.
In the circumstances, Justice Kissoon quashed the murder indictment and informed the men they were free to go. While no facts of the murder were presented in court, this publication understands that Creame, formerly of Port Kaituma North West District, was beaten to death during an argument with two men. His cause of death was given as blunt trauma to the head.