Accused in uncle’s murder freed

Nicholas Hercules

Nicholas Hercules, who was on trial before Justice Sandil Kissoon for the murder of his uncle, yesterday morning walked out of the High Court in George-town a free man after the judge upheld a no-case submission made by his attorneys.

The allegation against Hercules had been that on 1st April, 2015, at Princes Street, Lodge, George-town, he murdered Carlos Solomon.

During the trial, however, attorneys Hewley Griffith and Compton Bobb, who represented Hercules, presented submissions arguing that the state had not made out a case against their client and therefore he had none to answer. 

Carlos Solomon

That no-case submission was subsequently upheld by the trial judge, who informed Hercules that in the circumstances he was discharged and, therefore, freed.

Reports were that Hercules and his uncle, who shared the same address, got into an argument, during which the nephew allegedly pulled a knife from his waist and dealt Solomon a stab to his armpit.

The injured Solomon was later pronounced dead on arrival at the George-town Public Hospital, where he was taken for treatment.

The state was represented by Prosecutors Lisa Cave and Orinthia Schmidt.


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