Friday, June 26, 2009
Allen Benn Murder Trial - Not Guilty Verdict
After 4 days of deliberations, a jury of 6 men and 5 women found both Mackel Peterkin and Shaun Blake not guilty in the murder of Allen Benn. One juror was dismissed for health reasons.
The crown presented a case showing that both Mackel and Shaun are seen on the video at the time of the murder but unfortunately the video was not strong enough to show that both these young men committed the crime. Defence for both Mackel and Shaun proved that many other individuals can be seen on the tape and anyone could have committed the crime.
Two other youth are set to begin their trial by the end of this year.