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Two charged with gun found at funeral

Kerrie Thompson

Kerrie Thompson

Akmal Haynes

Akmal Haynes

Two wanted men, charged in connection with a gun found at a funeral service just over a month ago, have been remanded to prison.

Kerrie Shaquille Thompson, 19, of Field Place, Bayville, St Michael and Akmal Terrill Haynes, 30, of My Lords Hill, St Michael were detained after they appeared at the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

They have both been charged with possession of a firearm, theft and assault following the incident, which occurred at the funeral of Adrianna Sobers on April 20.

Police launched an investigation in response to a video, which was circulated on social media, showing a firearm on the ground at a funeral service.

A member of the Barbados Coast Guard collected the firearm, but it was then stolen by a number of culprits after he was struck. The culprits escaped. The two wanted men handed themselves over to police in the custody of  an attorney.


4 Responses to Two charged with gun found at funeral

  1. Mark Walkes
    Mark Walkes May 23, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Please Mr Judge, grant them 10 years at Dodds. 2 years of that doing hard labour. That will be their dessert. A strong message need to be sent to the lawless youth of Barbados.

  2. Adrian M Chase
    Adrian M Chase May 23, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    What about the lady?

  3. Tony Webster May 23, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    And the gun?
    Stoopid question. I guess the gun is “safe and sound”. Nevertheless, its “disposition” should have been mentioned.

  4. Chris May 23, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    Tony Webster, what do you think happened to the gun. Are you one of those silly ppl who would suggest some malfeasance on the part of law enforcement? Look shut up do!


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