Youth gets 2 years for illegal possession of firearm, ammo
After being on trial before Magistrate Annette Singh for possession of illegal firearm and ammunition, 20-year-old Darrel Kennedy was handed a two-year sentence on each charge after sufficient evidence was found against him.
Kennedy had initially pleaded not guilty to the two charges when it was read to him in November 2019. The first charge stated that on November 21, 2019, at Aubrey Barker Road, South Ruimveldt Georgetown, he had in his possession two .32 live ammunition without being a licensed firearm holder.
It was further alleged that the defendant on the said date and location, had in his possession one .32 pistol without being the holder of a firearm licence at the time.
Magistrate Singh ruled that the sentences will run concurrently, thus resulting in Kennedy spending only two years behind bars.
Facts that were presented by Prosecutor Devon Timmerman stated that on the day in question, ranks on patrol duty observed the defendant acting in a suspicious manner and conducted a search on his person.
Prosecutor Timmerman told the court that during same, ranks found the gun and ammunition in the crotch of the defendant’s pants.
The teen is also facing another charge, which alleges that he stole one motorcycle valued $435,000. That matter is presently ongoing at the city court.