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Two freed in Uchence Wilson gang trial

Published:Monday | July 1, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Two of 24 people accused of being members of the Uchence Wilson gang were on Monday freed of gang-related charges when the trial resumed at the downtown Kingston-based Home Circuit Court.

The trial had been on a break since May 30.

Junior Rose and Shadday Beckford were freed after prosecutors indicated that they had no evidence against them.

Defence attorneys today started making no-case submissions on behalf of the remaining 22 accused.

Wilson and his 21 alleged gang members, are on trial for breaches of the Criminal Justice (Suppression of Criminal Organisations) Act 2014, commonly known as the anti-gang legislation, for crimes allegedly committed from 2015 and 2017.

They are also being tried for breaches of the Firearms Act.

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