Murder Trial To Be Dropped After Suspect Is Shot Dead


Tribune Staff Reporter


A MURDER trial is expected to be vacated after the Supreme Court is supplied with the proof that a man who was awaiting trial for murder was shot dead last month.

In a status hearing before Senior Justice Stephen Isaacs yesterday, prosecutor Darnell Dorsett informed the judge that Keno Johnson died on May 12 and that a death certificate would be produced for the court verifying his death as early as Thursday.

Johnson, 32, was awaiting trial in the November 2012 murder of Kyhliliee Wallace.

It was claimed that between November 15 and November 28, 2012, he intentionally caused the death of Wallace, whose partially decomposed body was discovered by police off Marshall Road on November 28 of that year.

Johnson pleaded not guilty to the murder charge when he was formally arraigned in the Supreme Court in August 2013 and was released on bail three months later.

A month ago, on May 12, Johnson was found shot and killed while sitting in the driver’s seat of a vehicle around 12.30am at Whitaker Close off Carmichael Road.

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