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UPDATED: Businessman freed in shooting of security guard

Published:Wednesday | May 3, 2017 | 10:53 AMJason Cross

Fifty-eight-year-old businessman Dennis Mattis, who shot his wife's female attacker in a 2014 incident, was on Tuesday freed on charges of illegal possession of a firearm and wounding with intent./

Mattis was freed when he appeared before acting Supreme Court judge Stephanie Jackson Haisley in the gun court division of the Supreme Court in Kingston.

It is alleged that on the morning of August 24, 2014, Mattis shot and wounded the complainant, Lloye Robinson, with a claim of acting in defence of his wife, who was being attacked by Robinson, a trained security guard.

It was reported that Robinson attacked the woman with a blunt object, and Mattis maintained throughout that he was defending his wife, who was at the time infirmed and undergoing chemotherapy due to being diagnosed with cancer.

Mattis was represented by Queen's Counsel Tom Tavares-Finson and attorney Donahue Martin Jr.   

NOTE: Earlier, this story had identified the complainant as Lloyd Robinson. That was in correct. It should have been Lloye Robinson.