From the Courts
June 4, 2004
Four convicted for burglary

Four men from Barrouallie were convicted for burglary on Tuesday as the June sitting of the criminal assizes got underway before the High Court.
Leonard O’Garro, Ken Charles, Sylvannus Williams and Julius Jeffers pleaded guilty to the charge of burglarising the home of Mansingh Diaz at Gordon Yard between February 8-10, 2002.{{more}}
According to reports, Diaz secured his house on February 8 and went away. When he returned home on February 10, he discovered his house burglarised. He made checks and found that his shotgun and other items valued $10,000 missing.
O’Garro, Charles and Williams were each sentenced to five years, while Jeffers was given a two year sentence which was suspended for one year.
This case is attracting a lot of attention since the accused O’Garro and Charles had been sentenced to hang last July for the murder of accountant, Ronald Lewis of Richmond Hill.
The same duo were also sentenced to twenty-five years for the wounding of Shelly-Ann Gregg of Bequia.
Lewis and Gregg were shot at Mt. Wynne in 2002. The shotgun used to shoot them was said to have been the one stolen from Diaz in the February 2002 burglary.
Meanwhile, O’Garro, Charles, Williams and Jeffers have also been arrested and charged in connection with the destruction of a French registered yacht, Sir Jean 1, which exploded at Peters Hope beach in the wee hours of February 11, 2002. The bodies of four visitors were fished out of the Peters Hope waters following the explosion.