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Man to be sentenced after admitting to firearm charges

Man to be sentenced after admitting to firearm charges
Lenrick Nero

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A 27-year-old Owia resident will be sentenced next Tuesday, June 2, after admitting to possession of a homemade firearm and 12-gauge bullets.

Lenrick Nero first appeared at the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court this Wednesday, May 27, where he was charged that he, on that day, in Owia, had two round of 12-gauge ammunition and one homemade firearm without a license under the Firearms Act.
Nero was not legally represented on Wednesday, and he pleaded guilty to both charges.

Senior Magistrate Rickie Burnett indicated that these were serious charges “as far as I am concerned” and he would adjourn them to the following day, when the Serious Offences Court would be sitting, for facts and sentencing.

However, yesterday, lawyer Grant Connell indicated that he would be representing the defendant. Before mitigating and sentencing could take place, Connell told Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne that he wished to verify some information, and in order to do so he needed to secure a medical document.

The chief magistrate noted that once the document was needed in mitigation she would not have a problem granting the adjournment. Given the time period expected to acquire the document, and the fact that June 1 is a holiday, she adjourned sentencing to next Tuesday, June 2.

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