|Demarcus Alexander just before hearing the news that he is a free man.|
I wonder if this is Chief Exposito's fault, too...
With key witnesses becoming uncooperative, prosecutors on Friday dropped the murder case against one of two Miami man accused of fatally shooting a state corrections officer and her 2-year-old son.But I will guarantee you that if Demarcus gets shot next week by City of Miami police after brandishing a weapon, it will be Chief Exposito's fault and the news media and the blogs will all trumpet "Number 8!" in tandem while Demarcus' mom rushes to the TV cameras to tearfully claim how her son would never ever hurt anyone.
Demarcus Alexander, 20, had been charged with the Dec. 14 slaying of Ciara Lee, 24, and her 2-year-old son, Devin Franklin.
That night, a group of shooters unleashed a wave of gunfire into Lee’s Miami home, killing the mother and son and wounding a man inside. Homicide detectives have said the gunmen mistakenly believed someone they were chasing fled into the house.
“We’ve had no help from the community, and the witnesses we had suspiciously and suddenly became unavailable and uncooperative,” Miami Sgt. Eunice Cooper, of the homicide unit, said Friday after a court hearing.
It's all so effing predictable.
-photo via The Miami Herald