Man freed, co-accused found guilty in murder of nine-year-old girl

One of the two men accused of raping and murdering nine-year-old Sade Stoby was yesterday acquitted of the charge, while his co-accused was found guilty.

Jevon Wharton was found not guilty by the jury, while his co-accused, Charles Cush, was found guilty of the 2007 murder.

Wharton and Cush were facing a retrial before Justice Jo-Ann Barlow at the High Court, in Georgetown, two years after a jury was unable to arrive at a verdict at their first trial.

They were alleged to have murdered Stoby on November 2, 2007 and left her semi-nude body to decompose in a heavily vegetated area in Barnwell North, Mocha Arcadia. Her body was discovered two days after her mother reported her missing…..