Saturday 28 March, 2020

Three years hard labour for gun possession

A 26-year-old man has been sentenced to three years hard labour for firearm and ammunition possession.  

The accused, Runako Morris, was sentenced last week by Magistrate Jo Anne Connor in the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court. 

PC Baisdene was the complainant (charging officer) while Cleyon Seedan was the prosecutor in this matter. 

Morris pled guilty to the offence, which allegedly took place in October, last year. 

He told the court that he had the weapon to sell it to make some extra money to provide for his family. However, he was reminded by the court that this was still an illegal activity, and that firearms were still the weapon of choice in the majority of killings taking place in this country. 

The court was also informed that Morris had previously served a sentence after being convicted for robbery with aggravation. 

After further submissions, Morris was sentenced.  

The 26-year-old was held during a police exercise at 9pm on October 3.  

He was in the back seat of a car which was intercepted by police along the Rienzi Kirton Highway, San Fernando.  

The vehicle was searched and the weapon was found in Morris’ possession. 

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