Murder accused walks free after 5 years on remand
-as key witness claims ‘no memory’ of details during testimony
Twenty – six – year old Keron Taylor known as ‘Leno’ on Tuesday walked out of the High Court a free man after spending five years on remand for the murder of Senassie Lewis, who was gunned down at a bar in Albouystown, Georgetown in 2015.
Taylor, formerly of Charlestown, was charged with the September 4, 2015 murder of Lewis, which occurred at the corner of James and Albouys streets, outside the Ghetto Flex Bar.
The case was called before Justice Navindra Singh and a 12-member jury during the opening of the October Session of the Demerara Assizes under strict COVID-19 health guidelines.
Taylor pleaded not guilty to the charge and was represented by Attorney-at-law Nigel Hughes.
The main witnesses in the case, Troy Abrams, during his testimony indicated that he could not remember the details of what transpired on the night of the shooting.
This caused Taylor’s attorney make a No-Case submission on the grounds that his client has no case to answer since the key witness could not remember anything.
The Judge upheld the No-Case submission and directed the jury to return a formal verdict of not-guilty.
Taylor was charged jointly with Clive Forde called ‘El Sinkie’ but in 2017, Forde escaped from the Lusignan Prison while on remand and was later shot dead during a confrontation at East La Penitence squatting area, Georgetown.
Lewis was gunned down by two men who fled on foot and then joined a car to make good their escape. Three other men were injured during the shooting.
Lewis, according to an autopsy, received fifteen gunshot injuries.