July 03, 2015
The attorney general on Thursday issued a directive to stop the trial of two men accused of the murder of an elderly woman during a home invasion.
Stervante Moss and Kevin Whyms, both of Polhemus Street, were on trial before Justice Cheryl Grant-Bethell on charges of burglary, armed robbery and murder.
The offenses allegedly occurred on May 13, 2013.
Belpheme Lightbourne, 70, was shot during the incident and died from her injuries on June 23, 2013.
The prosecutor, Uel Johnson, presented the nolle prosequi signed by Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson after he could not secure the attendance of a key witness.
Grant-Bethell discharged the jury and the defendants, but cautioned them that they were not acquitted and the charges can be reinstated.
Moss and Whyms remain in custody as they have pending matters.
Ian Cargill appeared for Moss and Joseph D'arceuil appeared for Whyms.
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