By LAMECH JOHNSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
PROSECUTORS produced a written directive from the Attorney General’s Office requesting that proceedings be discontinued against a man accused of committing murder nearly two years ago.
The move by the Crown in the Supreme Court came more than two years after 26-year-old Shawn Thompson was initially arraigned in Magistrate’s Court in connection with the killing of Roberto “Bonaby” Williams on September 15, 2015.
Williams, then boyfriend of Families of All Murder Victims (FOAM) President Khandi Gibson, was shot and killed by two men outside a residence near the Sadie Curtis Primary School around 8am on the date in question.
A purported video of the incident – which was shared on Facebook more than 700 times and had more than 27,000 views – shows two gunmen shooting at a man who appears to be Williams. The victim was shot multiple times.
In the 57-second clip – which appeared to be recorded on a cellphone from video surveillance footage outside the victim’s home – Williams is seen throwing out the trash and then walking toward a blue SUV and opening the car’s door.
Seconds after the victim approached the vehicle, two armed men, one with a white cloth covering his head, emerged and began firing at the victim.
He collapsed and the men are seen running away before escaping in a white vehicle.
Prosecutor Algernon Allen II presented the nolle prosequi - no prosecution order - before Senior Justice Stephen Isaacs last Friday.
A copy of the same was presented to Thompson’s lawyer, Roberto Reckley.
While Thompson was discharged, he was informed that the Attorney General’s Office could bring the case against him again at any time in the Supreme Court.