The man who claimed naivety after police discovered a loaded firearm and eight rounds of ammunition at his home this month will spend the next five years at Her Majesty’s Prison.
Magistrate Giselle Jackman-Lumy told 22-year-old Jamori Hart during the sentencing hearing on Tuesday that he is ‘old enough to know better’.
A breakdown of Hart’s sentence shows he was slapped with the legal minimum of five years for keeping an unlicensed firearm and a total of four months for the ammunition offences.
The court ordered that the gun and ammo sentence run concurrently (at the same time).
The court also ruled that Hart’s prison sentence begin from the date he was first remanded. He has been at Her Majesty’s Prison since August 3.
The court heard that Hart stumbled upon the loaded gun near his home after last year’s hurricanes.
During a police raid on August 2, the illegal weapon along with eight additional bullets was recovered from his Parham Town residence.
He was subsequently arrested and charged.
In his defence, he claimed that he had no intentions of using the deadly weapon and is not a known troublemaker.
The gun offender who was represented by attorney Stacy Abel was convicted after pleading guilty to the offences.
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