Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Deshawn Goff acquitted of Lincoln Robinson Sr’s 2016 murder


Deshawn Goff
Deshawn Goff

Deshawn Goff, who in 2016 was accused of the murder of Lincoln Robinson Sr. in San Pedro Town, is now a free man. He was acquitted of the charge on Tuesday, July 28th, when he appeared at the Supreme Court in Belize City and the main witness was a no show.

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) was unable to present the main witness that would have been key to further keep Goff in prison. As a result, the DPP had no choice but to enter a ‘Nolle Prosequi’ against Goff. Thereafter he became a free man.

Robinson’s 2016 Murder

Lincoln Robinson Sr.

According to an official report, Robinson left the Central Park about 5:10AM, when a male person walked up to him and fired a shot to the right side of his face. Robinson fell to the ground as the person reportedly fired another shot, and then made his escape. After police arrived at the scene, Robinson was immediately rushed to the Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro Polyclinic II, where he was pronounced dead at 6:42AM.

Police at the time indicated that Robinson was no stranger to police. The motive for his murder was attributed to an altercation he was involved with some persons months prior to his demise. Three men were initially detained, but at the end of the investigation Goff was singled out and held liable for the crime.

Read more


Please help support Local Journalism in Belize

For the first time in the history of the island's community newspaper, The San Pedro Sun is appealing to their thousands of readers to help support the paper during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since 1991 we have tirelessly provided vital local and national news. Now, more than ever, our community depends on us for trustworthy reporting, but our hard work comes with a cost. We need your support to keep delivering the news you rely on each and every day. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Please support us by making a contribution.

Local News