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Ray Stacey not guilty

Published on December 19, 2016

Ray Stacey (centre) has been found not guilty of murder in the death of Cliff Comerford. He speaks to media with lawyers Bob Buckingham (left) and Paul Kennedy.

Ray Stacey has been found not guilty in the 2015 Mount Pearl, Newfoundland, stabbing death of Cliff Comerford. Comerford's family was devastated at court.

The 25-year-old Stacey was accused of killing his co-worker, 41-year-old Comerford, in the back of a company shuttle van on Jan. 11, 2015.

Stacey and Comerford were among a group of chicken catchers on their way to work that night. When the van stopped at Greenwood Crescent in Mount Pearl to pick up Stacey around 9 p.m., witnesses had alleged Comerford and Stacey got into a heated argument outside the van. When they finally got back in, Comerford  had reportedly attacked Stacey in the back seat.