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Mother freed, son still charged

Mother freed, son still charged


A no-case submission, upheld by Chief Magistrate Sonya Young on Wednesday April 1, 2009, at the Serious Offences Court, saw Ophelia Roberts walk free from an ammunition charge while her nine-year-old son, remained on gun and ammunition charges.{{more}}

The Largo Heights woman had been charged with the possession of a .22 revolver, 85 rounds of .22 ammunition, two rounds of 7.62 ammunition, and 10 rounds of other ammunition. Her son’s matter was, however, transferred to the Family Court for hearing. He was charged with possession of one .22 revolver and 10 rounds of ammunition.

Roberts’ attorney, Joseph Delves, indicated to the court that her client did not have a case to answer. He said that the evidence taken did not point to Roberts being in possession of the gun and ammunition, despite it being found in the house where she lived.

The charges stem from an October 15, 2007, incident when a .22 revolver was found at the Kingstown Government School, the school that Robert’s son attends.(KW)