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Jun 24, 2011

4 freed of ammunition charges

Carmen Jones

Four persons who were nabbed on August twenty-fourth, 2010 with a stolen nine millimeter Sig Sauer brand gun, believed to have been used in the murder of fourteen year old Hellen Yu, which occurred two weeks earlier. Carmen Jones, Elbert Miller, Emmanuel Lemoth and Wilworth Anderson were also busted with sixteen live rounds of ammunition and a phone that was stolen from Yu’s father.

Wilwort Anderson

But today all four walked from two counts of Handling Stolen Goods, Kept Firearm Without a Gun License and Kept Ammunition Without A Gun License. The prosecution’s case fell apart after police witnesses gave contradicting testimonies. One cop claimed that the gun and ammo were found at the back of a yard in Cotton Tree Village and that he saw someone throw it from a window. But when Scenes of Crimes personnel were called by the defense, they provided pictures showing that the firearm was found near the front step.

Emmanuel Lemoth

Attorney Merlene Moody represented three of the defendants, while Lemoth, was unrepresented. Moody made a no case submission on the grounds that there was no evidence to substantiate the firearm charges based on inconsistencies, which was upheld. For the Handling Stolen Goods charge, the owners of the stolen phone and firearm did not show up in court.

Elbert Miller

Lemoth was additionally charged for Possession of Controlled Drugs; he was fined two hundred dollars but chose to serve two months in prison since he remains on remand along with Anderson for Yu’s Murder. Jermaine Matura is also behind bars on Murder charges in connection with the fatal shooting of the high school student.

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1 Response for “4 freed of ammunition charges”

  1. I Have Awaken says:

    In a review by David B. Kopel of the book entitled Lethal Laws, published by Jews for the Preservation of Firearms, Kopel gives a stark warning to advocates of gun control. All of the major tyrannical regimes of the twentieth century imposed restrictive gun laws on the populations before they murdered and terrorized them en masse. The countries examined were Ottoman Turkey, USSR,
    Nazi Germany, China, Guatemala, Uganda, and Cambodia. The same thing happened in Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia at the time the book was written.

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