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Mar 26, 2018

Friend Pleads Manslaughter by Negligence in Female’s 2010 Death

Ibrahim Smith

It was a tragedy that provoked much social commentary. Seventeen-year-old Shenaine Reyes, previously known as Shenelle Reyes, was fatally shot in the chest in November of 2010. The third form student of Sadie Vernon Technical High School died on the spot after a friend showing off a sawed-off shotgun to a group discharged it and she was hit in the upper left chest. Today Ibrahim Smith, also known as “Smokey”, pleaded guilty to a charge of manslaughter by negligence in her death, having originally been charged with manslaughter.  The incident took place on November sixteenth, 2010, at Reyes’ residence on Sibun Street. Smith and Reyes were friends. A post-mortem examination conducted on Reyes’ body revealed that she died from exsanguination due to internal and external bleeding. Smith was arrested and charged the following day. The now twenty-five-year-old has since pleaded guilty to possession of a prohibited firearm and handling stolen goods as the weapon had been stolen from its original owner and altered two months before the shooting. He is also to stand trial for an unrelated murder. Supreme Court Justice Collin Williams, hearing the case alone, has reserved his sentence for April tenth, 2018. Prosecutor in the case is Crown Counsel Kileru Awich.

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