Man charged, sentenced in Morne Prosper shooting

A man from Morne Prosper has been charged and sentenced in relation to a shooting incident in the community which left another man hospitalized.

Qwesie George was brought to court on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, where he was charged.

He pleaded guilty to Possession of Firearm and Ammunition without a license and discharging a Firearm in a public place.

He was sentenced to two years in prison.

The matter of Shooting with Intent to cause Grievous Bodily Harm was adjourned to January 18, 2019, since it is an indictable offense.

Lawrence Paul was shot in Morne Prosper on Friday 24 August 2018.

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3 Comments

  1. Jheri Curl
    September 12, 2018

    He got 2 years in prison for attempted murder?

    2 YEARS?!?!?!

    This place is a joke

    • Concerned
      September 13, 2018

      Before commenting, we should read and understand and stop making ourselves jokers. The story clearly stated

      “The matter of Shooting with Intent to cause Grievous Bodily Harm was adjourned to January 18, 2019, since it is an indictable offense”

  2. Ibo France
    September 12, 2018

    Really? Just the possession of the unlicensed firearm should have carried a mandatory sentence of a minimum 10 years. An unlicensed gun is only used for one thing, to kill. The punishment must be commensurate to the seriousness of the crime. Hope that legislation will be passed to correct such an anomaly.

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