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Woman shot in leg with shotgun – man charged

Woman shot in leg with shotgun – man charged
Lesroy Richardson

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A 36-year-old has been slapped with four charges following the shooting of a 52-year-old woman in her right leg with a shotgun.

Accused Lesroy Richardson, a Contractor of Mt Pleasant, represented by defense attorney Ronald Marks, appeared before the Serious Offences Court yesterday.

He was charged before Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne with, on September 6, at Mount Pleasant, unlawfully and maliciously wounding Maxcintha McKie of Mt Pleasant with intent so to do.

The three other charges, related to the same incident, are: the illegal possession of one black Mossdery 12-gauge firearm serial number J-747372, having this firearm in his possession in order to endanger the life of McKie, and having one illegal round of 12-gauge ammunition.

All charges were laid indictably, and Richardson is not yet required to plea until it is determined whether there is enough evidence for a trial to be conducted at the High Court.

Senior Prosecutor Adolphus Delplesche indicated that the victim is still warded at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital(MCMH), but that the injury to her foot does not pose a threat to life.

Therefore, he stated that he would not object to bail. However, he asked for reporting conditions, stop notices to be placed at all ports of entry and exit, and the surrendering of travel documents.

The magistrate allowed bail in the sum of $15,000, with one surety, and ordered that Richardson report to the Mesopotamia Magistrate’s Court every Monday and Thursday, between six am and six pm.

The accused man’s cousin was accepted as his surety, and Richardson was able to walk free, provided he keeps the conditions of the bail.

He is supposed to return to court, for the beginning of his preliminary inquiry, on December 9.