Farmer free of murder charge
A St John man walked out of the District ‘C’ Magistrates Court a free man earlier today after a murder charge against him was discontinued.
Michael Antonio Greenidge, 54, of Lovell’s Road, Massiah Street, appeared before Acting Chief Magistrate Christopher Birch accused of murdering George Clarke on November 18, 2010.
The two men reportedly had an altercation at Clarke’s St Philip farm. Clarke died almost a year afterwards while he was overseas.
The court was informed today that the Director of Public Prosecutions was discontinuing the matter against Greenidge. The farmer had been on been on remand at HMP Dodds since 2012.