Babb walks free on ammo charges

Jasper Evan Babb is now a free man.

After being on remand on ammunition charges for more than two years, the Josey Hill, St Lucy resident was Monday sentenced to time served.

He had pleaded guilty to having 11 rounds of ammunition in his possession without a valid licence on April 17, 2015.

On that day, police acting on information executed a search warrant at a shop in Josey Hill. During the search, part of a Glock pistol was found with a bullet, along with ten other rounds of ammunition which were found in a mug.

Babb told police during their investigations that he had found the piece of gun and bullet and kept them, while a man gave him the other rounds of ammunition to hold.

His attorney, Jaydene Thomas, had previously told the No. 5 Supreme Court presided over by Madam Justice Michelle Weekes that her client was remorseful for his crime and had pleaded guilty at the earliest possible time.

She submitted that his time served at HMP Dodds – 785 days – was adequate punishment.

The prosecutor in the case, Crown Counsel Oliver Thomas, also believed that time served would suffice in this case.

After reviewing the facts and taking into consideration the period on remand, Justice Weekes told Babb he was free to go.

7 Responses to Babb walks free on ammo charges

  1. Cherylann Bourne-Hayes
    Cherylann Bourne-Hayes June 13, 2017 at 6:22 am

    Title is misleading because he actually did time served of 2 years.

    • Ejd June 13, 2017 at 7:40 am

      These captions are so sick. I thought the man was freed of the charge. Smh.

  2. E Jerome Davis
    E Jerome Davis June 13, 2017 at 7:42 am

    No he did not.

  3. Bajan Fahlife
    Bajan Fahlife June 13, 2017 at 9:19 am

    He didn’t walk free. Title should of been time served. Barbados Today we expect better.

  4. Milli Watt June 13, 2017 at 10:13 am

    having a gun or part there of attracting a two year vacation well well well……..stupse

  5. Helicopter(8P) June 13, 2017 at 11:30 am

    It might be worst to have part of a gun rather than a complete one due to the fact you might be fabricating a fire arm or manufacturing. The laws are actually technocratic.

  6. Kaiser Sose
    Kaiser Sose June 13, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    2yrs is nothing until you start holding these guman accountable with 25 yr mandatory hard labor sentences for pocessing ammo and magazines and the death penalty for murder by pistol, and 35 yr mandatiry no parole for shooting some one! and the death penalty for the gun traffickers.You should also charge the family for their jail upkeep, im afraid its going to get worse.
    These fools have no fear of the law.and these soory ass magistrates should be ashamed of them selves for putting these troglodytes back on the street to commit more fukry stuuuuuuupes.


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