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Oct 24, 2013

25 year old sentenced to 10 years in prison for firearm and ammunition charges

Michael Alexander Dawson

The trial of twenty-five year-old Belizean, Michael Alexander Dawson for kept firearm and ammunition began two months ago; it concluded today in the Courtroom of Magistrate Dale Cayetano. Dawson was found guilty of two firearm related offenses and sentenced to two, five years jail term. His sentence is to run concurrently so he will only serve five years.  On September second, 2012, at around eight p.m., while at the corner of Ebony and May Flowers Streets, Dawson was seen disposing of an object which later turned out to be a nine millimeter firearm, with ten rounds of ammunition. Two police officers who were on patrol in the Mayflower Street area testified to witnessing Dawson disposing of the gun in their presence. According to the testimony of Police constables Franzua and Bradford Bowman, they saw when Dawson acting suspiciously. They followed him and that’s when the officers saw him retrieve an object from his pants and dash it into a nearby lot in the area at the corner of Ebony and May Flower Street. Dawson denied the report claiming he was innocent, but today he was found guilty.

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