Three defendants pled guilty in high court; Five cases remain on docket

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By Monique Washington

Three defendants pled guilty as charged and one pled not guilty on Tuesday, April 5, when they faced Her Ladyship Lorraine Williams at the High Court in Charlestown.

Deon Walters, Gavin Herbert and Shane Shorter pled guilty as charged, which could result in one-third of a sentence. Judge Williams ordered a social inquiry on all three criminals and will decide their sentences before the closing of April criminal assizes.

In 2013, Walters and Herbert were charged with burglary, breaking into a building and larceny. ItashaDelisser and Shorter were charged with attempted murder, wounding with intent and burglary. Delisser pled not guilty; the Prosecution decided not to continue the case and she was dismissed.

During the April assizes, a robbery and attempted robbery case against Delano Browne was the only one the High Court heard. In that case the jury could not agree upon an unanimous verdict, which resulted in a hung jury.

Five other cases remain on the docket:Dexter Somersall andCraigHalliday, charged with murder; TajTaylor, charged with unlawful carnalknowledge; Lawton Forbes, charged with armed robbery; PerryFredricks and Roxanne Grant, charged with rape and unlawful carnal knowledge; and Roosevelt Browne charged with rape and kidnaping. All cases will be heard in upcoming weeks. Court resumesMonday, April 18 at 9am at the High Court in Charlestown.