St Andrew, Jamaica(McKoy’s News) – Accused Man Walks Free: 40-yr-old Carey Josephs, a mechanic who was charged with the killing of his mother Eltha Smith, otherwise called “Showa Mumma” in execution style in 2013, was this Thursday (November 23, 2017) freed of the murder charge in the Home Circuit Court.
Prosecutors led evidence that on June 22, 2013 in Lacey, St Andrew, Ms. Smith was at her bar when her son -approached her with a gun and shot her. The injured woman ran from the bar, but it was alleged that her son chased her and shot her several more times. Carey Josephs was charged with the murder of his mother,
At the trial, the defence challenged the statement of the only eyewitness and under cross-examination, she admitted that she had given a written statement to the police stating that she did not see who committed the killing. The witness also admitted knowing Mr. Josephs but reported him to the police six (6) months later out of fear for her life.
Joseph’s attorney, Peter Champagnie, challenged the testimony and urged the judge to dismiss the case due to the discrepancies. The trial judge accepted the no-case submission of his attorney and agreed and directed the jury to return a verdict of not guilty.
Mr. Josephs had denied killing his mother.