Dennis Richardson gunned down in his hometown
Dennis Richardson (deceased)
October 25, 2019
Dennis Richardson gunned down in his hometown

A man who had become notorious for issuing threats to kill and who lived a life of crime, was gunned down in Glen on Monday night.

Glen resident Dennis Richardson was shot and killed in his hometown around 10 p.m. while hanging out with friends.

He may have been shot as many as eight times; residents reported hearing as many as 15 gunshots.

Last December, Richardson was jailed for three months by Senior Magistrate Rickie Burnett after he was found guilty of showing disrespect in speech to Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne-Matthias.

The two charges stemmed from a March 27, 2017 incident and a January 29, 2018 outburst where Richardson, on both occasions threatened to kill Browne-Matthias.

In March 2017, Richardson became upset when he was photographed by then SEARCHLIGHT journalist Ari Shaw, and commented to Shaw, “Anyhow I get bail today, I giving you one personal.”

Late in 2018, Richardson also threatened SEARCHLGHT journalist Katherine Renton and attempted to hit her.

Later in August 2017, Richardson, Ian Gould and Jamalo Dunbar were jointly charged that on July 31, 2017, at Her Majesty’s Prisons, with the intent to commit murder on Raffique “War Teacher” Chewitt of Calliaqua, they did an act which is merely preparatory to the commission of the offence.

Also, in August 2017, Richardson, who was charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm and three 12-gauge cartridges was told by Chief Magistrate Browne-Matthias that witchcraft would not save him as he was crossing his fingers throughout the hearing. He won that case.

Richardson was also once charged for robbery. He and two 15-year-old boys were charged in February 2017 with a daring daylight robbery outside the FirstCaribbean International Bank in Kingstown where they are alleged to have robbed two PH Veira & Co Ltd employees of items and cash valued at EC$36,950.

Police are investigating his death, the 20th murder this year.