Wednesday, August 27, 2008

THIS JUST IN: Francisco Oliveira found NOT GUILTY in Estefano case

A Miami jury found Francisco Oliveira NOT GUILTY in famed songwriter Estefano's case. The judgment came in at 5:27 PM, on August 27, 2008.
Francisco Oliveira, a handyman, was being held in Miami for allegedly shooting popular Latino music songwriter Fabio Alonso Salgado, known as Estefano.

UPDATE: ''This jury gives us great faith in the system,'' said Oliveira's defense attorney, Frank Rubio. ``They came to the right conclusion -- all [prosecutors] had was an uncorroborated, post-traumatic recollection of the victim. They had no DNA. No gun. No confession. No gunshot residue.''
As for Estefano his rep said: ''It would be an enormous understatement to say that Estefano is disappointed by the verdict,'' Thornton said. ``But he is grateful to be alive and believes this matter will ultimately be judged by a higher authority.''