Four days after Lionel ‘Gobler’ George and his girlfriend Deneisha ‘Gazaden’ Corridon were shot and killed, Lejah ‘Soups’ Alexander, who was charged with attempting to murder George about seven months ago, has been cleared of that charge.
When the matter was called at the Serious Offences Court on Wednesday, Senior Prosecutor Adolphus Delpleche indicated that the Prosecution was withdrawing the charge.
The Prosecution is not required to give the Court any reason when it withdraws a charge.
However, speaking with THE VINCENTIAN on completion of the Court’s proceedings on Wednesday, Delpleche explained that the victim in the matter is now deceased, and the prosecution does not have sufficient evidence to proceed with the case.
Alexander, of Brighton, was charged with attempted murder after George was shot in the head at Lower Middle Street, Kingstown, on the morning of November 6, 2019. Reports are that he and Corridon, vendors, were unpacking clothes to start the day’s business, when someone opened fire on him, and fled.
George, 28, of Rockies and Corridon, 25, of Yamboo, were gunned down while sitting in a parked vehicle in the area of Prime Lime Bar, Arnos Vale, on Saturday, May 23, 2020. Up to press time Wednesday, nobody was charged with the double murder. Police investigations are continuing.
Alexander was out on bail awaiting a Preliminary Inquiry (PI) on the attempted murder charge. George and Corridon would have been key witnesses in that case.