Chief Magistrate disallows no case submission against Lowmans couple
Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne-Matthias on Monday disallowed a no case submission by lawyer Grant Connell in relation to the gun case involving Lowmans Hill couple Randy Shallow and Friekesha Douglas.
As a result, the duo will return to court on Monday, April 24, for the continuation of the matter. They remain on remand, as no one has signed their bail bonds.
The duo was charged that on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, during a raid at their home in Lowmans Leeward, they were found with a submachine gun (SMG), a Glock 40 pistol and a .38 revolver, an AK47 magazine with one round of AK47 ammunition, 14 rounds of Glock 40 ammunition and 45 rounds of 9 mm without a licence.
On Monday, March 6, before the trial began, prosecutors applied to the court to change the serial number for the SMG from 960297 to S29343. Connell suggested at the time that the firearm brought to the court was not the same one shown at the press conference. Connell also voiced his opinion that there was a breach in the chain of custody.
Before this, Connell had also expressed his disapproval of the display of the weapons by Commissioner of Police Renold Hadaway. Hadaway had displayed the weapons during a press conference.