Murder accused Rudolph Singh walked out of the Georgetown High Court a free man last evening, after a jury found him not guilty of the 2013 killing of Soesdyke resident Kevin Harrison.
After about two hours of deliberations, the 12-member jury unanimously found Singh not guilty of the capital offence.
He was also acquitted on the lesser charge of manslaughter.
After the verdicts were announced, Justice Simone Morris-Ramlall informed the visibly-relieved Singh that he was free to go.
With a loud sigh of relief, he thanked the jury as he exited the prisoner’s dock and made his way out of the courtroom.
It was the prosecution’s case that on July 12, 2013, Singh fatally stabbed Harrison during a scuffle.
Pathologist Dr. Nehaul Singh had testified that the 24-year-old died as a result of perforation of the lungs due to stab wounds.
Singh had maintained his innocence.
Leading his defence from the prisoner’s dock, Singh had said that on the day in question, he was out with his children, when Harrison attacked him.
Attorney Pamela De Santos, who represented Singh, told the court that a scuffle then ensued between the men, during which her client defended himself.
Singh said he did not know how Harrison sustained his injuries.
De Santos had told the jury that if the deceased did get injured, it would have been accidental, as her client only defended himself.
The state’s case was led by Narissa Leander, in association with Tiffini Lyken and Abigail Gibbs.