Guilty as charged

Carter convicted of gun and ammo offences

A 30-year-old Vaucluse, St Thomas man was found guilty today of gun and ammunition charges, dating back ten years.

Julius Radcliffe Carter, who was 20 years old at the time, was charged with possession of a pipe gun without a valid licence, as well as three rounds of ammunition on October 20, 2008.

He had pleaded not guilty to the charge and went on trial in the High Court.

This morning a nine-member jury in the No.2 Supreme Court found him guilty on both counts.

Presiding Judge Randall Worrell revoked Carter’s bail and remanded him to Her Majesty’s Prison Dodds, pending a pre-sentencing report to be submitted by March 9, 2018.

Crown Counsel Oliver Thomas prosecuted the case while Dave Cumberbatch represented the accused. Over the course of the trial Justice Worrell heard evidence from seven people, including the accused.

5 Responses to Guilty as charged

  1. Michael Crichlow
    Michael Crichlow January 19, 2018 at 10:53 pm

    Is there not a time period to be brought to trial in Bim? 10 frigging years really!

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  2. Devonte Mccollin
    Devonte Mccollin January 19, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    10 years???!?!??!?

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  3. Devonte Mccollin
    Devonte Mccollin January 19, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    That is foolishness to the highest level

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  4. Rev. Winston Jones January 20, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    This is entirely unacceptable! What can be the justification for an almost 10 year delay in bringing this case to trial? Not enough courts? Not enough court dates? Delinquency on the part of the prosecution? Shenanigans and delay tactics on the part of the defense? What ever the reason, this nation of ours MUST DO BETTER! The one silver lining in this article is the young man had not been remanded all this time. Now his family has an additional decade to worry and be stressed after waiting for the case to be dealt with for one decade already. I will hazard a guess that no thought is given to that by the powers that be. This is not justice, this is very unjust.

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  5. Belfast January 20, 2018 at 11:15 pm

    Just like the fellow some years ago who was charged with stealing a calf. By the time the case was called the calf, which was kept in police custody, had grown into a frigging cow.

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