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Uchence Gang Trial | Woman bludgeoned with steel cutter, testifies former gangster

Published:Friday | March 29, 2019 | 9:33 AM

The horrifying account of the bludgeoning of a robbery victim who resisted the Uchence Wilson Gang was yesterday told by a former member of the criminal organisation.

This followed the revelation by the same witness who said he saw a woman with blood running down her face just before speeding away from a robbery scene.

The witness testified that accused Stephenson Bennett also called ‘Slim’, who he said quickly entered the vehicle when the woman appeared, expressed disgust that gang members had failed to subdue her.

He told the court that Bennett used an expletive and said “how them say them tie up the lady!” and admitted that he had beaten her with a steel cutter before instructing other gangsters present to tie her up.

“They held the man and he didn’t want to talk where the money was so they beat up his wife in front of him,” the witness told the court while testifying at the trial of Wilson and his 23 alleged cronies in the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston.

The former gang member, who was testifying via video link from an undisclosed location, said Bennett, Tevin Khani, Machel Goldbourne, Michael ‘Judge’ Lamont and the Crown’s first witness were apart of the robbery which he said took place in Bamboo, St Ann.

The 24 alleged gangsters are on trial for breaches of the Criminal Justice (Suppression of Criminal Organizations) Act 2014, commonly referred to as the anti-gang legislation, for crimes allegedly committed between 2015 and 2017.

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