Yesterday, 11 July, a man, age 28 of East End, was sentenced following his conviction for Attempted Murder and Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm, in relation to an incident on 20 April 2022, where he shot a man known to him. The man was sentenced to 21 years imprisonment for Attempted Murder and 12 years imprisonment for Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm, with the firearm sentence running concurrently.
In addition, a 35-year-old-man and a 26-year-old-woman of Bodden Town were sentenced on Tuesday, 4 July 2023, following convictions for Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm and Ammunition, in relation to a firearm and ammunition that were recovered during the search of a residence on Bodden Town Road on 9 December 2021. The man was sentenced to 11 years and 6 months imprisonment for the firearm, while the woman was sentenced to 10 years. Both were sentenced to 12 months for the ammunition, running concurrently with the firearm sentence.
“These sentences reflect the serious consequences of violent crime, particularly firearm crime,” says Chief Superintendent Brad Ebanks, “and we hope this will serve as a deterrent to those persons presently involved in these ongoing firearm incidents. These sentences also demonstrate our islands continued commitment to protecting our communities from these appalling crimes by pursuing and bringing the perpetrators to justice.”