|Prosecutors drop murder abetment case against Die Stubbs|
Guardian Senior Reporter
Published: Aug 17, 2012
Prosecutors have offered no evidence against Stephen ‘Die’ Stubbs in an abetment to commit murder case.
In June, they alleged that the 37-year-old played a part in the August 21, 2009 shooting death of Delano Morris at Brougham Street.
Prosecutors initially planned to fast-track the case against Stubbs to the Supreme Court for trial, but they later decided to withdraw the case.
Meanwhile, Stubbs remains in custody on two other murder abetment charges for his alleged role in the deaths of Gamacio Jones and Clayton Daniel Smith. An unidentified gunman shot both men as they pulled up outside a home on Roland Avenue in Ridgeland Park on September 15, 2011, according to police.
Stubbs was charged with the 2007 murder of Samuel ‘Mouche’ McKenzie but the case collapsed when witnesses backed away from statements they had given police.
Since then, police have questioned Stubbs about multiple murders but have not filed any charges.
Stubbs does not have any recent convictions. A 2002 conviction for the murder of DC Jimmy Ambrose was overturned on appeal and a retrial is still pending.
Stubbs was convicted of drug possession with intent to supply, assaulting a policeman and disorderly behavior in the mid-90s.