Vicardo ‘Scar’ Farrell has been sentenced to seven-and-a-half years at Her Majesty’s Prison for gun and ammunition offences.
Farrell, who is also accused of murder, was sentenced to seven years for carrying an unlicensed firearm, and another six months for possession of explosives.
Magistrate Ayanna Baptise DaBreo also fined the offender $500 for the said explosives charge. Farrell will serve two additional months in prison if he does not pay the fine.
She ordered that the 27-year-old father of five serve the sentences concurrently (at the same time).
“They (your children) are going to do without you for quite a while because of the choices you made,” the magistrate told Farrell after handing down the sentence.
Farrell was officially arrested on November 3 last year when police saw him acting suspiciously in the Parham Town area of East End on Tortola.
While law enforcers approached Farrell, he ran. The court was told that Farrell threw the gun in a nearby brick oven before he was caught.
However, police retrieved the weapon; a 9mm Smith and Wesson firearm which was loaded with 11 rounds of ammunition.
Farrell was subsequently arrested and charged.
He is yet to reappear before the court for the murder charge.
Farrell is charged in connection with the murder of Devern ‘Snoopy’ Stanley whose body was found in Rouges Bay nearly two months after his family reported him missing on June 5, 2016.
Pathologists said Stanley died from a blunt force trauma to the head.
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