PHILIPSBURG--The Joint Court of Justice on Wednesday acquitted 25-year-old Romaine Walters of involvement in the shooting and killing of L. Cuevas (41) during a violent robbery on Boxing Day, December 26, 2011.
The Court of First Instance held Walters for the killer and sentenced him to 11 years and six months, but he appealed the verdict of June 18. On that same date, co-defendant Bryan G. Henson (31) was sentenced in absentia to 27 months.
The Dominicano man was shot dead outside his home on Welfare Road in an alley in the vicinity of Ace hardware store. He sustained shots in his abdomen, collapsed face down and died on the spot in what is believed to have been a rip-deal involving money and cocaine.