A mass of charges
Two men, who between them are answering 54 charges ranging from burglary to serious bodily harm, including the recent shooting of two British visitors, appeared for the first time in the Oistins Magistrate Court this morning.
Junior Orlando Hunte, 28, Rices, St. Philip, who is answering 51 charges, pleaded guilty to all 15 summary offences in relation to matters committed under the jurisdiction of that court. He was sentenced to three years for those offences which have values exceeding $5,000, and 18 months for those offences with values under $5,000, to run consecutive after the three year have been served. The remaining six offences are indictable and will be heard by the High Court.
Marlon Gooding, 35, of Union, St. Philip, who was jointly charged on three counts of robbery with Hunte, has been remanded to appear at various magistrates courts, including Districts A, B, C, Holetown, Oistins and Belleplaine later this month and early next month. (LB)