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Court Overturns Murder Conviction, 48-Year Sentence

Jason Marshall outside court.

Jason Marshall outside court.

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

A MAN's conviction and 48-year-prison sentence for a decade-old murder was overturned by the Court of Appeal Monday afternoon.

Jason Marshall, 34, and his lawyer, Romona Farquharson-Seymour, appeared before Justices Anita Allen, Abdulai Conteh and Jon Isaacs for the substantive appeal hearing concerning the January 26, 2005 shooting death of Fabian Joffer.

The judges determined that there was no evidence adduced establishing the appellant was the shooter having considered arguments from appellant and Crown respondent.

The proceedings lasted a little more than 30 minutes.

The decision prompted emotional reactions from relatives seated at the back of the courtroom.

In 2014, a Supreme Court jury found Marshall guilty of shooting Joffer at a party in Yellow Elder Garden.

See Tuesday's Tribune for the full story.

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