Woman freed of husband’s murder after six years behind bars

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After being behind bars for almost six years for the murder of her reputed husband, Alexis Turpin was freed by the High Court on Wednesday when Justice Jo-Ann Barlow upheld a no-case submission made by her attorney Damien DaSilva.

Turpin was on trial at the Georgetown High Court for the murder of Sherwin Johnson, which occurred on July 2, 2016, at Lodge, Georgetown.

After state prosecutor Lisa Cave closed her case on Wednesday, attorney DaSilva submitted that the defence had no case to answer since the prosecution failed to lead sufficient evidence to prove its case against Turpin.

The judge agreed with the submission and directed the jury to return a formal verdict of not guilty.

According to the state’s case, Turpin and Johnson lived together with their child. On the day in question, Johnson returned to their house and found Turpin in bed with her lover, Sterfon Barlow.

It is alleged that Turpin and Barlow attacked Johnson after which Turpin armed herself with a crowbar and stabbed Johnson several times.

Johnson was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital and succumbed to his injuries days later.

Last year, Barlow confessed to the lesser count of manslaughter and was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment.

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