Judge dismisses case against murder suspect, cites lack of evidence
Published: October 17, 2012
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ST. THOMAS - For the second time in as many weeks, the V.I. Attorney General's Office on Tuesday lost a murder case by failing to connect the defendant to the scene of a fatal shooting.
At the end of a two-day trial, V.I. Superior Court Judge Brenda Hollar dismissed the government's charges against Kemoy Thompson before the case went to the jury. Hollar's ruling came in the form of granting a defense motion to throw out the charges based on a lack of evidence, as allowed under the rules of criminal procedure.