Haiti Judge Orders Release of Jailed Americans

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - A judge in Haiti has released two
Americans who were locked up in prison for almost two months for
their alleged role in a pro-army demonstration.

Judge Bredy Fabien says the charges against Jason William
"Zeke" Petrie and Steven Parker were dropped because there wasn't
enough proof.

But Fabien says the release is conditional and the two need to
be available for further questioning if needed.

The two were initially charged with conspiracy on May 18 after
they allegedly drove a group of hopeful soldiers pushing for the
disbanded army's return. That charge was later dismissed and they
were charged with criminal association and attempted murder.

Petrie and Shaw were let go Friday following a hearing with the
judge at the courthouse.

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