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Gunplay brings $45 000 in fines


Gunplay brings $45 000 in fines

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A then teenager who used his father’s loaded gun to threaten another teen in an argument over a girl was fined a total of $45 000 when he appeared in the No. 4 Supreme Court yesterday.

Justice Laurie-Ann Smith-Bovell told Rafiq Rashidi Morris he was extremely lucky he was not facing more serious charges as the weapon went off twice in the struggle between the two boys.

“You are indeed a very fortunate young man,” she told Morris. “There is a saying God protects fools, babies and children. On that day, clearly somebody was watching out over the two of you all.

“Fortunately for you, since that offence your behaviour does not reflect that you have a propensity for that sort of behaviour, but I would suggest to you that you consider yourself very lucky.

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