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Gun accused fined $7 500


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The more than four years Kemar Stephen Wharton spent on remand came to an end yesterday when he was given a fine for the illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Wharton, of Sobers Lane, St Michael, was back in the No. 5 Supreme Court after he had admitted, earlier in the Sessions of Continuous Sittings, that he had a .32-calibre revolver and six rounds of ammunition in his possession on April 13, 2017.

He was represented by Queen’s Counsel Michael Lashley and attorney Dr Lenda Blackman, while Crown Counsel Keith Robertson appeared for the Crown.

Wharton has two previous convictions for possession of cannabis and wounding and had spent 1 587 days on remand. (HLE)

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