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Accused in 'Steve' Harvey murder set free

Published:Tuesday | July 15, 2014 | 12:00 AM

Barbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator

After almost eight years behind bars, one of the four persons accused of the murder of Jamaica AIDS Support coordinator, Lenford 'Steve' Harvey, has been freed.

Before the start of the trial in the Home Circuit Court yesterday, prosecutors told the court that it had no case against Ryan Wilson.

Wilson was then freed by the court.

Prosecutors also dropped the murder charge against Chevaughn Gibson, who was a co-accused in the trial.

Gibson, who was the only one of the four out on bail, was instead charged with misprision of felony.

She is being accused of knowing about an offence and concealing it.

That case is set for mention on July 25.

Meanwhile, the in-camera murder trial of Dwayne Owen and Andrew West, which is being heard by Justice Lloyd Hibbert, is to continue tomorrow.

Owen and West have been in custody for more than eight years.

Harvey was abducted from his home by gunmen who robbed him of several items, including his debit card, and then shot him.

Harvey's body was found on November 30, 2005.

Following investigations, all four were arrested and later charged with murder in the course of furtherance of robbery.

barbara.gayle@gleanerjm.com