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Sandy Bay man freed of murder

Sandy Bay man freed of murder

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Heron Nanton, a 34-year-old Sandy Bay man is breathing a sigh of relief. He is getting used to freedom which he was denied for nearly three months.

Nanton beamed with joy and made his feelings obvious outside the Magistrate’s Court in Kingstown last Wednesday afternoon. That was soon after Chief Magistrate Simone Churaman ruled that he had no case to answer. {{more}}

She agreed with a submission from Joe Delves, Nanton’s lawyer. Nanton was arrested and charged following an incident in the North Windward village of Sandy Bay August 5, 2005.

Gevorn ‘Stichie’ Nero, 26, also of Sandy Bay died of bullet wounds. Another man, Steve ‘Jumbie’ Browne is wanted by the Police to assist them with that crime. He remained on the wanted list up to the time of Nanton’s acquittal.

Magistrate Churaman outlined to Nanton that there was no evidence that he had knowledge of the gun used in the commission of the crime.

Nanton was thankful to Almighty God for answering his prayers. Lawyer Joe Delves came in for gratitude, according to Nanton “for fighting for my case.”

He also commended a female Police officer “for giving me good advice,” his sister, family, and girlfriend. Nanton also commended the Prison Officers whom he said: “treated me the best.”

Lawyer Delves stated that the dead man was “shot by somebody else.”

According to the Defence Attorney: “The Police lock him (Nanton) up to put pressure on his brother.”

Saboto Caesar, recently called to the Vincentian Bar, and attached to the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, contended that Nanton and Steve Browne were involved in the crime. Caesar was gracious in accepting the Magistrate’s decision.

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