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Nov 4, 2019

Alfonso Noble Pleads Guilty to Knocking Down and Killing Gilbert Meyers Jr.

Alfonso Noble

Forty-two-year-old Alfonso Noble, the editor of Guardian Newspaper, today appeared in the Supreme Courtroom of Justice Colin Williams and pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of causing death by careless conduct in the traffic accident that claimed the life of Gilbert Meyers Junior. Noble, was initially indicted in 2016 for manslaughter by negligence, but after the prosecution proceeded with the lesser charge, he opted to plead guilty and was spared jailed time. In court, Noble took the stand and expressed his remorse for causing the death of Meyers Junior. Justice Williams then imposed a non-custodial sentence and Noble was ordered to pay three thousand dollars. He has nine months to do so or in default will spend nine months in prison. After the decision was handed down, the media got Noble’s reaction to the judgment; he also apologized to Meyers’ family. 

 

Alfonso Noble, Guilty of Causing Death by Careless Conduct

“One advice I am having, considering the matter very carefully, I decided to enter a guilty plea to causing death by careless conduct, I should say. It has been almost three years since this incident happened on the twenty-fourth of December, 2016. It has been a source of great consternation for me and I can only begin to imagine what it has been like for the family, living without their primary breadwinner. I am truly sorry for what happened on that night; if I could take it back, I would. Unfortunately I am unable to and I am going to have to live with this for the rest of my life. It’s something that…it’s simply a terrible instance.”

 

Reporter

“Now you spoke about the compensation…”

 

Alfonso Noble

“I’d rather not speak about the compensation because there is no amount of compensation that anyone can give anybody for a death. That is the long and short of it. I will not speak about the quantum. You guys have the information and you do whatever you want to, as you please.”

 

Reporter

“Now give us your reaction to the judgment that was handed down to you today.”

 

Alfonso Noble

“I have never been in this kinda situation before. There was no expectation of me. I simply said I am guilty of having knocked down and killed this man by having not been careful on the road. Of course circumstances given; for me, it was unavoidable.”


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