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Edmund Nela cleared of murder in Hove shooting trial

The Argus: Edmund Nela Edmund Nela

A man has been cleared of murder and attempted murder today by a jury hearing the case of a double shooting in Hove.

Edmund Nela, 32, of no fixed abode, denied shooting dead Xhem Krasniqi in Selbourne Road, Hove, last May.

He was also charged with shooting the dead man's nephew, Kelmed Murataj, and brother, Ismail Zeleni. 

This afternoon, he was cleared of murder, attempted murder, possessing a 9mm pistol, and possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. 

The court had heard the shooting was a result of a history of "bad blood" between the victim and defendant's families following a boxing match at the Brighton Racecourse in February last year

Mr Murataj and Mr Zeneli said Nela had shot at them as they got out of a BMW. 

Mr Zeneli said Nela acted "like an army man" when firing the gun.

But Nela said the shots were accidentally fired as he tussled with a man who "blocked" him. 

The day after the shooting, Nela left the country by sailing from Brighton Marina to France, before heading to Brussels and eventually Italy. 

He was arrested at Gatwick upon his return from Milan. 

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2:51pm Mon 3 Feb 14

Morpheus says...

This is a surprise. What now?
This is a surprise. What now? Morpheus
  • Score: 10

7:04pm Mon 3 Feb 14

a person says...

So the man had a loaded gun ready to be fired,
but it supposedly went off accidentally .

Nothing to do with him then !!! So not guilty !!
So the man had a loaded gun ready to be fired, but it supposedly went off accidentally . Nothing to do with him then !!! So not guilty !! a person
  • Score: 8

8:59pm Mon 3 Feb 14

DC78 says...

a person wrote:
So the man had a loaded gun ready to be fired,
but it supposedly went off accidentally .

Nothing to do with him then !!! So not guilty !!
A jury of 12 randomly selected people have spent the last 3 weeks hearing all the evidence from the prosecution and the defence in this case. They have concluded that the defendant is not guilty.

You have made your decision on reading short news stories, but if you have any evidence against the decision of the jury, I suggest you take it to the CPS.
[quote][p][bold]a person[/bold] wrote: So the man had a loaded gun ready to be fired, but it supposedly went off accidentally . Nothing to do with him then !!! So not guilty !![/p][/quote]A jury of 12 randomly selected people have spent the last 3 weeks hearing all the evidence from the prosecution and the defence in this case. They have concluded that the defendant is not guilty. You have made your decision on reading short news stories, but if you have any evidence against the decision of the jury, I suggest you take it to the CPS. DC78
  • Score: 4

9:27pm Mon 3 Feb 14

menowhere says...

if the bloke didn't have a gun it wouldn't have accidently gone off and there wouldn't be a dead fella.
if the bloke didn't have a gun it wouldn't have accidently gone off and there wouldn't be a dead fella. menowhere
  • Score: 6

10:30pm Mon 3 Feb 14

whoee! says...

Morpheus wrote:
This is a surprise. What now?
Now we have a complete lunatic wandering the streets lol
[quote][p][bold]Morpheus[/bold] wrote: This is a surprise. What now?[/p][/quote]Now we have a complete lunatic wandering the streets lol whoee!
  • Score: 11

11:00pm Mon 3 Feb 14

All 9 of me says...

never has the stink of fish been stronger.
never has the stink of fish been stronger. All 9 of me
  • Score: 7

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