‘Bolo’ found not guilty of pensioner’s murder

Shawn Smith, also known as ‘Bolo,’ who was on trial in the High Court for the murder of pensioner Hector Fitzroy Marshall, was yesterday set free after a jury returned a majority not guilty verdict.

The 12-member jury found Smith not guilty after they deliberated for more than two hours on the evidence presented in the case.

Shawn Smith
Shawn Smith

Smith, who was on trial before Justice James Bovell-Drakes, was accused of stabbing Marshall at his South Ruimveldt home, between January 18 and January 19, 2009.

Hector Fitzroy Marshall
Hector Fitzroy Marshall

Marshall, a former senior public servant of Powis Close, South Ruimveldt Gardens, was found bound and gagged in his home by a relative.

In summing up the matter, Justice Bovell-Drakes advised members of the jury that they must decide if the prosecution had proven its case beyond a reasonable doubt.

Prosecutors Natasha Barker and Dhanika Singh presented the state’s case while Peter  Hugh appeared for Smith.

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