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Rashad Anderson, 16, one of the teens, leaves the Serious Offences COurt on Monday, after his arraignment. (iWN photo)
Rashad Anderson, 16, one of the teens, leaves the Serious Offences COurt on Monday, after his arraignment. (iWN photo)

Three Barrouallie teenagers were brought before the Serious Offences Court, in Kingstown, on Monday, charged with possession of a homemade firearm and one round of 12 gauge ammunition.

Romel Francis, 17, Rashad Anderson, 16, along with a 15-year-old youth, all pleaded not guilty to the charge, with allegations that they had found the items in their possession at Barrouallie on June 26.

The 15-year old was charged separately that on the same date, also in Barrouallie, with intent to discharge a loaded firearm at one Miller, he did an act which was more than merely preparatory to the commission of the act.

He also pleaded not guilty to that charge.

The prosecution did not object to the youths’ bail but asked for sufficiency of surety and reporting conditions.

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Chief Magistrate, Rechanne Browne, granted each of the teens bail in the sum of EC$10,000 with one surety and ordered them to report to the Barrouallie Police Station on Mondays, between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.

The matter was adjourned to Sept. 23.

8 replies on “Teens charged over homemade gun, 12 gauge ammo”

  1. David Wilson says:

    Fathers mothers bring up your child in the lord teach them the word of God it is to tell them right from wrong good from bad to guide them in the right path to instruct them so when the troubles and the difficult times comes into their life they will make their choice or decision based on God word.i do hope these boys get some good Christian counseling at some point.

    1. Why. Why are you ranting here don’t you have a church sermon to go to to dipel the gays from your town

  2. Did you write Christian counselling DAVID WILSON? Well David as a nation we have thoroughly lost what was handed down to us in times past and the results were sure inevitable. Take note of the metaphor pertaining to the fathers eating sour grapes at Jeremiah 31:29-30 New King James Version (NKJV)

    “In those days they shall say no more: ‘The fathers have eaten sour grapes, And the children’s teeth are set on edge.’ But every one shall die for his own iniquity; every man who eats the sour grapes, his teeth shall be set on edge”. The results are all about us, from schools to government, from personal life to the Law courts. Everything appears thoroughly dysfunctional with all doing what pleases him or her.

    The Churches themselves here, where so many leaders are thoroughly untrained, are indeed in need of profound counselling in what are age old biblical and Christian doctrines.

    Is it any wonder therefore that our society have lost its once secure moorings?

  3. Stephen Hill says:

    Stop violence on TV and the movies, just look at the change in our society in the last 50 years.

    1. Hashtag Prince says:

      @ Stephen Hill – Yes Sir, and the wild music on the vans.
      By the way, why would you publish the pic of a minor? Is that allowed in SVG?
      Just asking.

      1. Thom spoody says:

        Hashtag Prince, to be questioning the publication of minor’s pic on a news website/media for an offence with which he or she has been charged is tantamount to questioning in the same breath why charge a minor in the first place. If we were to travel that route, then why also publish the pic of an elderly …..for instance, the recent report of an 86 year old man who was convicted by the court for possession of gun and ammunition charges. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.

        A better question for debate would’ve been the issue of whether a person who has been charged for an offence, pic be published before the matter has been properly disposed of in the court. While we understand and respect the fact that there are certain rights and privileges (freedom of press) that are afforded to the media, the media itself must also be minded that the general public as well have certain rights and character/reputation to protect.

  4. A. McKenzie says:

    Are you saying that a minor should never be punished? Remember the criminals are younger and more sophisticated these days. They should be held to a higher level of responsibility when capital crimes are committed.

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