Friday 13 December, 2019

'Light' sentences now the order of the day in high courts out west?

A significant number of persons, many of whom pleaded guilty to serious offences, were convicted and various sentences handed down to them when they appeared in the St. James Circuit Court and the Western Regional Gun Court between May 20 and 24.

The police’s Corporate Communications Unit (CCU), in a release, said the following persons, who were charged with murder, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and were sentenced as indicated:

•             Rick Dickson, otherwise called ‘Ferry Graham’, was sentenced to four year in prison.

•             Fitzroy Manderson was sentenced to seven years in prison.

•             Garfield Haughton was sentenced to four years in prison.

Kenyon Smith pleaded guilty to murder and was sentenced to 10 years behind bars.

Adolphus Allen pleaded guilty to wounding with intent and was sentenced to six years.

The CCU said the following persons were convicted of various sexual offences and likewise sentenced:

•             Lloyd Tomlinson, who was found guilty of rape and forcible abduction, was sentenced to five years on each charge. The sentences are to run concurrently.

•             Germaine Clarke pleaded guilty to sexual intercourse with a person under the age of 16 years, and was sentenced to three years behind bars.

•             Tevan Martin was sentenced to two years in prison, suspended for three years, with a supervision order, for the charges of sexual intercourse with a person under the age of 16 years and grievous sexual assault.

•             Paul Reid, who pleaded guilty to incest, was sentenced to five years in prison.

The release said the following persons were convicted for various breaches of the Firearms Act and sentenced thus:

•             Ackeen Reid was sentenced to three years and nine months for illegal possession of firearm, and two years for illegal possession of ammunition.

•             Joheil Bligen was sentenced to 12 months’ probation for illegal possession of firearm and ammunition.

•             Joseph Jenning was sentenced to two years’ probation with supervision for illegal possession of firearm and ammunition.

•             Garnett Graham was fined $300,000 or two years’ imprisonment for illegal possession of firearm and $50,000 or one year imprisonment for illegal possession of ammunition.

•             Delroy Ranking was fined $750,000 or three years’ imprisonment and $350,000 or three years’ imprisonment for illegal possession of firearm and illegal possession of ammunition, respectively.

The following persons were sentenced for breaches of the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transactions) (Special Provisions) Act 2013, and sentenced as outlined below:

•             Geraldine Luders, who pleaded guilty to possession of identity information and possession of access device, was fined $200,000 or five years’ imprisonment on each count.

•             Gavin Johnson pleaded guilty to possession of identity information and was fined $150,000 or three years’ imprisonment and 12 months’ imprisonment suspended for two years with a probation order.

•             Anthony Jeffison was fined $150,000 or three years’ imprisonment and 12 months suspended for two years with a supervision order, for possession of identity information.

•             Keniel Johnson was fined $300,000 or three years’ imprisonment and 12 months’ imprisonment suspended for three years with a supervision order, for possession of identity information.

•             Darreio Barracks was fined $300,000 or three years and 12 months’ imprisonment suspended for two years with a supervision order, for possession of identity information.

 •            Alex Perry was fined $350,000 or three years’ imprisonment and 12 months’ imprisonment suspended for three years with a supervision order, for possession of identity information

•             Curtis Moore pleaded guilty to possession of identity information and was fined $200,000 or three years’ imprisonment and 18 months’ imprisonment suspended for three years, with a supervision order.

•             Sheehan Campbell was fined $100,000 or 12 months’ imprisonment for possession of identity information.

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