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Chauncey man awaits fate on triple murder conviction

Chauncey man awaits fate on triple murder conviction

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Chauncey resident Andre Charles will soon learn his fate, after being convicted of a triple homicide that took place in 2007.{{more}}

On June 27, Charles was found guilty of the August 9, 2007 murders of Reuben Small, Ralson Omoro Bownes and Javon Antoine at Lowmans Leeward.

Counsel for Charles Sylvester Raymond-Cadette requested that a social inquiry report to be done for his client.

Presiding Judge Wesley James made an order that the report be submitted to the court on or before July 19.

Charles was convicted on three counts of murder, three counts of possession of a firearm with intent to commit an offence and three counts of unlawful use of a fireman.

Crown counsel Carl Williams called nine witnesses to testify in the matter.

Charles was the third man to be charged with the murders of the three men.

On November 4, 2009, Lowmans Leeward residents, Jason Henry and Rodney Roberts were acquitted on the triple murder charge. A 12-member jury returned unanimous decisions on all three counts for both men after about an hour and a half of deliberations.(KW)

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