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Appeal Court adjusts sentence

Heather-Lynn Evanson

Appeal Court adjusts sentence

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The High Court Judge who sentenced Vincentian Kendol Kemorl Wilson to seven years in prison for gun possession did not place sufficient weight on his severe intellectual challenges, the Court of Appeal said yesterday.

As a result, it allowed Wilson’s appeal, varied the starting point of his sentence by a year and after a number of deductions, released him on time served.

Wilson, 24, who was staying at Sanford, St Philip, had pleaded guilty last year to having a firearm in his possession on January 24, 2019.

The judge had determined that seven years was her starting point, but ordered that he serve a remaining 693 days after she had given him credit for his time on remand, his guilty plea and mitigating factors. (HLE)

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