In Decatur, a judge will deliberate whether Demetrick L. Boey’s phone records are sufficient to prove beyond a reasonable doubt whether he is held to be accountable for the fatal stabbing of his younger brother, Darrell Boey. The bench trial of the accused 42-year-old has been initiated on Wednesday for the death of Darrell Boey, 36, before Macon County Circuit Court Presiding Judge Thomas Griffith.
Demetrick L. Boey will need to wait until October 27 to know if the judge believes his not guilty plea. Griffith heard the defense cross-examination of witnesses and the prosecution case. This was prior to scheduling closing arguments to commence at 10:30 AM on Wednesday and adjourning for the day.
Defense lawyer Caleb Brown had made a motion for a directed verdict indicating the murder indictment was not proven at the close of the evidence of the prosecution. However, but the judge denied the directed verdict, reported Herald & Review.
What Transpired to the Victim?
Darrell had gushed out blood and passed away on the front porch of a 1900 block of North Church Street house. This was prior to being stabbed in the groin.
No Murder Weapon Found
According to Prosecuting Assistant Macon County State’s Attorney Stephen Friedel when speaking to the judge, he did not possess an eye-witness testimony to support his case. There was no murder instrument and physical evidence.
Start of Investigation
The probing of the murder case commenced in June 2019. The autopsy was held in McLean County, reported WCIA.