Murder trial ends in nolle prosequi

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Deshawn Goff

A Belize City resident accused of the 2016 shooting murder of Lincoln Robinson is now a free man. His freedom comes after Senior Crown Counsel Shanice Lovell was forced to enter a case of nolle prosequi against Deshawn Goff. He appeared in the Supreme Court on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 before Justice Colin Williams where the Office of the DPP was unable to present their main witness in the case. This is what prompted the nolle prosequi against Goff and after making checks to ensure that he did not have any other matters before him or outstanding fees, he was freed from custody. In the trial, Goff was represented by attorney Leeroy Banner.
Robinson’s murder was believed to be motivated by an alleged war over drug turf on the island of San Pedro. He was executed on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at around 5:10 a.m. The 43-year-old was walking along Barrier Reef Drive when he was shot twice at close range. Reports are that he was socializing at a club earlier that night when he got into an altercation with a group of men. Police believe that it is one of those men who followed Robinson as he left the club and shot at him, hitting him twice to the face.