Tag: gun crime

Six months after arrest men charged over guns

Six months after arrest men charged over guns

| 15/12/2017
(CNS): Two men who were arrested six months ago on the shoreline in South Sound, George Town, over two guns and ammunition have now been charged and are due in court today. The men, aged 21 and 27, both from Bodden Town, were said to have been in possession of two semi-automatic handguns (a 9mm [&he [...]

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Cooperation helps woman avoid jail over loaded gun

Cooperation helps woman avoid jail over loaded gun

| 14/12/2017 | 5 Comments
(CNS): A local woman who was facing a serious firearms charge walked away from court Thursday, after a judge found exceptional circumstances as a result of her cooperation and assistance to the police. Juliette Latham (29) from Newlands evaded what could have been a mandatory jail term of seven year [...]

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Violent men face long jail terms in feud case

Violent men face long jail terms in feud case

| 14/12/2017 | 52 Comments
(CNS): Malik Mothen from West Bay has been sentenced to 13 years in jail and his co-defendant, Kashwayne Hewitt, a Jamaican national, received a 12-year term for a violent attack and shooting outside the Fete nightclub in February. The men were both found guilty Thursday of attacking and shooting Da [...]

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Jury acquits women in Fete shooting case

Jury acquits women in Fete shooting case

| 13/12/2017 | 42 Comments
(CNS): A jury acquitted two West Bay women of all the counts against them in what the crown had presented as a feud-fuelled gang-related case of violence against two men last February. But the five men and two women of the jury panel convicted both the male defendants of GBH with intent, although th [...]

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Crown’s witnesses attacked in violent feud trial

Crown’s witnesses attacked in violent feud trial

| 12/12/2017
(CNS): Defence attorneys representing Kashwayne Hewitt and Malik and Tashika Mothen, as they addressed the jury on behalf of their clients, said the evidence given by the crown’s two key witnesses was inconsistent and implausible. The defendants are accused of trying to kill Daniel Bennett an [...]

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Crown sums up case of nightclub shooting

Crown sums up case of nightclub shooting

| 11/12/2017
(CNS): Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Patrick Moran summed up the crown’s case against four defendants Friday regarding a shooting outside Fete nightclub in February. Now the jury has to consider the part they played, if any, in a catalog of accusations, from attempted murder to the po [...]

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Woman denies involvement in violence

Woman denies involvement in violence

| 07/12/2017
(CNS): A West Bay woman who is charged in a gang-related case has denied being involved in any violence on the night that Daniel Bennett and Carlney Campbell were assault and shot outside Fete nightclub in February this year. Taking the witness stand in her own behalf, Tashika Mothen (29), who is ch [...]

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Defendant walks free in gun violence case

Defendant walks free in gun violence case

| 04/12/2017
(CNS): A visiting Grand Court judge directed a jury to acquit Leshawn Forrester on assault charges after he found that the crown had not presented sufficient evidence to the court that would allow a jury to convict him of a crime. Forrester was one of five defendants charged with a list of crimes re [...]

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GT man charged with possessing illegal gun

GT man charged with possessing illegal gun

| 22/11/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS): A 25-year-old man from George Town who was arrested Monday following an incident at a Walker’s Road gas station last week has been charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm, ammunition and ganja with intent to supply and is expected in court tomorrow, 23 November. The man had rep [...]

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Five on trial over violent gun fuelled feud

Five on trial over violent gun fuelled feud

| 21/11/2017
(CNS): Five people from West Bay crammed into the dock in the Grand Court Monday, as the crown opened its case against the group in relation to an attempted murder outside a West Bay Road nightclub earlier this year. Malik Mothen (35), Tashika Mothen (29), Kashwayne Hewitt (20), Daniella Tibbetts (2 [...]

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Cops seize gun and loaded magazine following call out

Cops seize gun and loaded magazine following call out

| 16/11/2017
(CNS): Police officers responding to a 911 call early this morning about a disturbance involving damage to property at a gas station off Walkers Road in George Town recovered a handgun and a loaded magazine from a car that left the scene. When police attended the gas station around 2:30am on Thursd [...]

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