Contractor found guilty of shooting employee in the mouth

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Desbones St John is facing up to 35 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of shooting one of his workers with intent to murder him.

The contractor shot James Elliot during an altercation in Barbuda on March 25, 2018.

The court heard the defendant rested his firearm on Elliot’s lips and pulled the trigger.

A bullet burst the complainant’s lips and damaged his jaw, before lodging in his head.

At the trial, St John claimed accident and self-defence, arguing Elliot had attacked him and another worker had pointed a gun at him during the altercation.

After deliberating for three hours, eight of the nine jurors decided St John was guilty of the offence.

He will learn his fate at a sentencing hearing December 13, 2022.

Crown counsel Sean Nelson led the prosecution’s case.

Source: Pointe Express

On Wednesday afternoon a nine-member jury resumed deliberations to determine the fate of a Barbudan man charged with the attempted murder of another islander.

Before the night had ended, the jury, composed of five men and four women, found Desbones James guilty of the attempted murder of James Elliot on March 25, 2019.

The jury voted 8 – 1 in favour of a guilty verdict.

According to the evidence presented during the trial, the men were in an argument during which James was allegedly struck by Elliott.

During the altercation, a gun was discharged.

The defendant asked the jury to consider that the weapon was accidentally discharged and that he acted in self-defense.

James will likely return to court for sentencing on 13th December, however the final date for sentencing will depend on the court’s receipt of the pre-sentencing report.

Crown Counsel Sean Nelson led the prosecution, while Wendel Robinson appeared for the accused.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. JUSTICE FOR TESSA BARTHLEY!!
    OPEN BACK THE CASE

    JUSTICE FOR TESSA BARTHLEY!!!
    OPEN BACK THE CASE

    JUSTICE FOR TESSA BARTHLEY!!!
    OPEN BACK THE CASE

    JUSTICE FOR TESSA BARTHLEY!!!!
    OPEN BACK THE CASE

    JUSTICE FOR TESSA BARTHLEY!!!!
    OPEN BACK THE CASE

    JUSTICE FOR TESSA BARTHLEY!!!!!
    OPEN BACK THE CASE

    JUSTICE FOR TESSA BARTHLEY!!!!!
    OPEN BACK THE CASE

    JUSTICE FOR TESSA BARTHLEY!!!!!
    OPEN BACK THE CASE

    JUSTICE FOR TESSA BARTHLEY!!!!
    OPEN BACK THE CASE

  2. @Rovi 🤣🤣

    I find it terrifying that the fate of anyone rests in the hands of a jury here in Antigua where friend and company dictates how most people think and you more believe the story you got from the woman down the road than from the horse’s mouth….

  3. Emergency Medical Services were there attending to Ms. Barthley. There was blood on her neck. The detectives spoke with Bowen. He handed over to Sergeant Edwards a black PIETRO BERETTA .25 PISTOL which contained 8 rounds of ammunition. The police recovered a spent shell and other items from the scene of the incident. Bowen was detained.
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    a black PIETRO BERETTA .25 PISTOL
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  4. They heard what sounded like a firecracker. Shortly thereafter, Constable Charles went towards his vehicle which was parked in the vicinity of Bowen’s office. He saw Bowen sitting on the steps of the building which housed his office. He saw Ms. Barthley lying on the ground not far from his motor car.

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