Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Uchence Wilson, alleged second-in-command acquitted of more charges 

Six of the 16 accused in the Uchence Wilson gang trial were acquitted of two of the over three dozen charges against them in the Home Circuit Court today.

Fitzroy Scott, the alleged second-in-command of the criminal outfit, was acquitted of the charges of robbery and burglary.

The other members were acquitted of the charge of burglary.

They're alleged gang leader Uchence Wilson, Machel Goulbourne, Micheal Lamont, Stephenson Bennett and Derron Taylor.

In acquitting the men on those charges, Chief Justice Bryan Sykes said the evidence against them was insufficient.

The acquittals came a day after Skyes found Shantol Gordon, the girlfriend of Uchence Wilson, not guilty of one of several charges against her.

Sykes made the acquittals while summarising the evidence from the monthslong trial that started last year March.

The chief justice continues his summation tomorrow.

The Crown is alleging that the accused are part of a criminal gang, which conducted a string of robberies across sections of the island, between 2015 and 2017, which netted them $400 million.

A police constable — Lloyd Knight — is also on trial with the alleged gang members.

— Paujule Henry

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