Vesuvius-appeals in March

POSTED: 12/21/12 2:46 PM

St. Maarten – The seven members of the Omar Jones-gang who were convicted in the Court in First Instance in November all will appeal their verdicts next year. The Common Court of Justice has scheduled the appeals hearing for March 6.

On November 15, the Court in First Instance sentenced Omar Jones and Carlos Richardson to life imprisonment for the murders of Miguel Hector and Rodolfo Arrindell (on May 25 and July 7, 2011 respectively), Eric Lake and Kevin Gumbs on August 17, 2011), attempted murder of Omax Bye, attempted manslaughter on Kennedy Fergus (both on April 20, 2011) and on O.D. Furgentia (on August 17, 2011), firearm possession and membership of a criminal organization.

Other gang members were sentenced to 5 to 8 years of imprisonment. Ekron Morgan was sentenced to 8 years, Doniel Darryl Thomas to 7 years, Erno Desmond Wycliff Labega and Andrew Sevin Davis to 6 years each and Charles Edmond Fleming to 5 years.

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