Teen pleads guilty!

By SNO Staff
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Kerlan Leon has decided not to waste the court’s time.

The 18-year-old from Gros Islet pleaded guilty to the possession of an illegal firearm and possession of ammunition at the Gros Islet court today, June 19, 2017, and remains on remand until he returns to court on June 27, 2017, police said.

The teen was arrested for the possession of a Mac-11 firearm and an undisclosed quantity of ammunition, during a routine police patrol on Chapel Street, Gros Islet, around 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 14, and was charged on June 15, 2017, police said.

Initially, the police reported that he was caught with a Tec-9 firearm.

Leon faces a maximum fine of $10,000 or no less than five years in prison when convicted, according to the local firearms act.

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31 comments

  1. A lot of noise is being made about giving him the max. Unfortunately the real crime here is that the people bringing those dangerous weapons into the country who are not being investigated or brought to justice. Just think, if he had one, then how easy is it for another misguided youth or hardcore criminal to get one? Yes I agree he should be punished, the maximum is not the answer. We cannot keep turning our backs on our youth, the future of this country. We all make mistakes, ok maybe not of this magnitude, but give the young man a break. We do it for our politicians all the time.

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  2. Did he say who gave him the gun?

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  3. Must cum out that week .

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  4. Everyone DAT as a bad comment bout my g needs to put it up in their asses.do urll know him? Nooooo......one thing DAT yute is a calm yute,a darling,helpful and kind.so shut it.....g b safe!

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  5. Boy, Buju eh lie when he say "circumstances make me who I am". Such a young chap, is this his preferred life? Could be, or he could be just another victim of circumstances.

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  6. Did he say where he got the weapon from? If not, he should be given the maximun penalty.

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  7. Did he.say where he got the weapon from? If he refuses to say then he should be given the maximum penalty.

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  8. This is what happens when lawyers are your parliamentarians. Parliamentarians are the ones who can change the laws but they don't cause they love those criminals to be back on the streets. I remember Kenny the lawyer's response to crime was a an anti gang bill where police had the right to break up guys chilin on the block. For the next 15 years we need no lawyer in gov't so we now can go to the streets and demand that the parliamentarians change the laws to ensure criminals are sent to jail for gun related crimes for a long time. We busy protesting things that ain't making sense. Can we start a petition or march to see more stiffer penalties for gun related crimes??? I don't know how to organise a march maybe the ppl who organised the last march can start and I will definitely support. Just a thought.

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  9. and the big fish can pay the 10 000.- and go on with his life, the small fish go to jail.
    Sad to say this is St.Lucia justice system and no one in government see the need for a drastic reform.
    Is this equal justice?

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  10. Five years is a slap on the back for doing a good job. The law needs to be changed immediately. That does not send any kind signal to any of the crimoes out there.

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  11. If i'm reading the last sentence right, he can pay a maximum of $10,000 and face no prison time or prison time for a maximum of 5 years. Seems abit too lenient to me.

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    • His boss has this $10,000 waiting as hotel tip. And he knows it. No big deal.

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    • you are reading wrong. It say maximum of $10,000 or no less than 5 years in prison. The judge decides which. Not less than 5 years means a minimum of 5 years.

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  12. He is a young man he has broken the law, but he can still become something good! I pray that Jesus change his heart.

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  13. U represent the capital I in "idiot"... Ur ugly ass should be sent to jail

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  14. d mun go jus pay his case a gun charge 10 000 .easy..wt 30 yrs ting..yall eh know d system mun..d mun smart jus plead guilty pay ur charge un move

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  15. So now the court is wasting its own time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lol.

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  16. That does not send a message he needs to spend 30 years cause he is up to no good and the other will know what is to come

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    • I KNOW THIS YOUNG MAN DID SOMETHING WRONG .AND I ALSO DONT KNOW WHAT HE WAS UP TO .BUT DONT YOU THINK 30 YEARS IS A BIT HARSH WHY NOT PUT HIM IN A PROGRAM AND TRY TO TURN HIM AROUND FOR THE BETTER.WE ALREADY HAVE A LOT OF YOUNG BLACK MEN IN JAIL .AND SOMEONE REMARKED ABOUT HIS EYES I WILL SAY THIS THE ARE PEOPLE WITH GENTLE EYES AND THEY ARE THE WORST CRIMINALS IN THE WORLD. AND THEY ARE EYES LIKE HIM AND THEY ARE LAMBS.

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  17. CASES!!!! Sorry

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  18. If he has already done da most honorable thing to plead guilty n not waste da courts time, y wasn't he immediately sentenced today, n not further remanded, wasting state time n money 4 another hearing on da 27th? These r all da reasons 4 those backup of the ass!!!

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  19. One less illegal weapon on the streets!

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