Sep 29, 2009 News
Vibert Weekes, 28, of WW 7 North East La Penitence, Georgetown, and father of two was placed on $475,000 bail yesterday after appearing before Acting Chief Magistrate Melissa Robertson to answer the two indictable charges.
On September 22, last, the accused, the owner of a car rental service and pool bar, allegedly inflicted bodily harm on Jason Langevine and attempted to kill Jermaine Langevine. Both Langevines were unable to attend court yesterday since they are both hospitalised.
Representing the accused, Attorney at law Basil Williams told the court, “Jermaine was the one responsible for spraying bullets at the gymnasium and my client’s only crime was being present and having to take cover for his life”.
He further went on to ask the prosecutors, “What material was used to inflict the injuries the virtual complainants suffered”
According to police prosecutor, Edmond Cooper, ‘the material’ is believed to be a gun. Williams then argued had it been a gun, then his client might have been facing murder charges. The accused is expected to return to court on October 15.
The charge against Weekes stemmed from the shooting outside the National Gymnasium that saw four teenagers and one adult hospitalised with gunshot wounds on September 22.
The shooting reportedly occurred after a bet of $100,000 on a football match. The bet was made between Oriley Small and Jermaine Langevine.
The deal however went sour after Weekes was issued a red card and sent out of the game. The shooter who is said to be Jermaine Langevine, upon seeing Weekes’ ‘crew’ fled in a car after spraying bullets hitting five people, including Oriley Small.
According to reports, Jermaine Langevine and his brother Jason were later cornered and beaten by a gang. The brothers were later hospitalised at a private medical institution.
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