Bail Revoked For Ex-Cop Who Shot Alleged Intruder

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Retired Police Officer Everton Francis who shot a man in Bolans last month has been stripped of bail.

He was granted bail shortly after the incident in which Francis reportedly shot Kyle Maxima as he allegedly entered a dwelling house in the village.

He was granted $15 thousand bail.

According to reports, bail was revoked after the same magistrate who granted it, Ngaio Emanuel, learned of his previous conviction.

Francis has been charged with wounding with intent.

This is not his first brush with the law as he was convicted of a shooting incident in 2010 which left the victim Damien Watson cripple.

March 13 has been set as the date for committal proceedings.

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  1. What is wrong with shooting intruders? Intruders nowadays will kill you, rape you and steal from you – so what is wrong with killing them before they kill you?

    I hope this former officer who shot the intruder receives an immediate pardon from PM and he should be awarded a community service medal for keeping our country safe.

    Former and retired officers should be allowed by law to keep guns and also be allowed to make a citizens arrest. Antigua needs more people volunteering for law enforcement.

  2. BE STILL AND KNOW

    The question is ‘…What informed the decision to grant bail in the first instance?

    Be still and know. Conclusions may be drawn. Do make them reasonable.

    The Magistrate’s Code of Procedure Act was amended [No. 13 0f 2004]. This is the Code that governs the functions of Magistrates.

    Numerically, some 14 years it came into existence and operation.

    The Amendments unambiguously state ‘…A Magistrate shall not admit to bail to a person who is charged with the unlawful use of a firearm’ [Section 18 (d)].

    Magistrates, therefore, have no power or jurisdiction to grant bail for firearm-related offences.

    Revelations of ‘…previous conviction’ bears no relevance to the revocation of bail.

    Why ‘scapegoat’ the police?

    You may ask yourselves, ‘…Where does subsequent revelation of a conviction comes in?

    The ordinary man is expected, and deemed to know the law. Those that sit on Benches are also deemed to know the law.

    Neither the ordinary man, nor those sitting on Benches have the privilege of making excuses as to knowledge of the law.

    Removing all negative imputations, if this was not a ‘…serious oversight,’ then what is?

    This is one for you, my friend, ‘…the real rastaman.’ You might be going down the wrong road.
    Be Still and Know.

    • You can have crazy legal theory, and then you can have common sense. The reason we have jury trials is because juries do not care about ridiculous legal theory, they just care about common sense. Common sense tells you that if somebody breaks into your house, you have the right to kill them. This man who shot the intruder should be freed and thanked.

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