‘Tear Drop’ freed of robbery charge


Twenty-three-year-old Leon Clarke, popularly known as ‘Tear Drop’ was today freed of a $1.1M robbery charge.

The young man was on trial before Magistrate Faith McGusty at the Georgetown Magistrate’ s Court and the charge was dismissed against him after the Magistrate upheld a no-case submission which was filed by Attorney, Keoma Griffith.

The no-case submission cited the lack of evidence by the prosecution against Clarke.

The allegations against Clarke stated that on September 8, 2017, Clarke robbed Vincent Howard of $980,000 in cash; $175,000 worth in GTT phone cards; $50,000 worth in Digicel phone cards and $80,000 worth of scratch tickets.

It was further alleged that Clarke broke into Howard’s East La Penitence Boulevard, Georgetown home when the man’s daughter recognised the onetime – hit – wonder, who had risen to fame after a few of his music videos went viral on Facebook.

Clarke, who worked as an attendant at the Georgetown Public Hospital, was out on $75,000 bail during his trial.

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