(CMR) In light of new evidence received in the shooting at Vic's Bar earlier this year, Ezekiel Nelson Carter had all charges against him dropped when he appeared in court via Zoom Thursday morning.
Carter had been charged in relation to the murder of Wayne McLean at Vic's Bar in July and the attempted murder of five other people.
Prosecutor Greg Walcom, who appeared in Grand Court on behalf of the crown, entered a nolle prosequi, dropping the case against Carter. The court heard that the decision was based on medical evidence from an orthopedic doctor, which made it highly unlikely to prosecute Carter successfully.
The evidence brought against Carter was based on the video taken at the time of the mass shooting outside the bar. One of the two gunmen involved was caught on film; however, the man's face was covered.
Carter was to stand trial next week after pleading not guilty to seven counts, including one of murder, five charges of attempted murder, and the possession of an unlicensed gun.
The court ordered his release from HMP Northward on Thursday. No one else has been charged in relation to the shooting.