Saturday 29 February, 2020

Entertainer freed of shooting-related charges

Daniel Rose, an upcoming entertainer who is related to a prominent local artiste, was on Wednesday freed of a charge of shooting at a neighbour his in Lawrence Tavern, St Andrew in December 2011, in the Gun Court in downtown Kingston.

The 28-year-old accused had been charged with shooting with intent and illegal possession of firearm in respect of the early morning incident.

The allegations were that the complainant’s door was kicked open and shots were fired by others in the company of Rose.

Reports are that upon being arrested, Rose denied the allegations.

Under cross examination in court by defence attorney, Peter Champagnie, the complainant admitted that he did not identify the accused man’s voice in his written statement to the police.

The complainant also admitted under cross examination that the exterior light to his house was off at the time of the shooting.

The accused again denied the allegations in court.

Champagnie submitted that based on the evidence that was presented, the court could not be certain that it was the accused man who committed the offence.

The court agreed and the accused was found not guilty.

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