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JUST IN: Brothers freed in Irwin Point rape case

Published:Monday | July 22, 2013 | 4:37 PM

Christopher Thomas, Gleaner Writer



WESTERN BUREAU:

Brothers Kerron and Sheldon Brissett, who were arrested and charged in connection with the 2012 Irwin Point rape case of five females, today walked free from the Western Regional Gun Court after they were found not guilty.




Attorney-at-Law Lambert Johnson, who represented the men, said that the presiding judge, Justice Evan Brown, acquitted the brothers after the prosecution’s two eyewitnesses were unable to positively identify them.



The brothers were arrested following the much-publicised rape case, in which five females, including an eight-year-old girl, were taken from their home and raped in an open lot on September 24, 2012.



READ: 8-y-o among five raped



The brothers pleaded their innocence and voluntarily offered DNA samples for testing, the results of which failed to place them at the scene of the rape.



READ: DNA bombshell in Irwin Point rape case



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