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Man awaiting trial gunned down in St Vincent

Man awaiting trial gunned down in St Vincent

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KINGSTON – St Vincent and the Grenadines recorded its 22nd murder for the year when a 30 year-old man, who was awaiting trial on two counts of attempted murder and one count of conspiracy to commit robbery, was shot and killed in Brighton, south east of here on Monday night.

Kishorn Jackson, also known as “Kishron”, was shot multiple times and died at the scene. Media reports said he had been shot when he went to drop off a vehicle for its owner after completing a day’s work.

Jackson’s matters before the court were listed for possible trial during the current session, which ends late July. Jackson was charged in connection with the March 15, 2018 shooting of two people during an attempted robbery of a Lotto booth in the capital.

He allegedly committed the offences three days after he was released from prison.

Jackson is the second person in St Vincent and the Grenadines to be killed while awaiting a High Court trial.

On June 18, Cassion “Cuz” Stapleton, 33, he was shot and killed at a shed near his home in Kingstown Park, four days before he was scheduled to appear before the Family Court on a charge that he had abducted and raped a 14-year-old girl in February 2021.

Stapleton was also awaiting trial before the High Court in connection with his alleged rape of a 19-year-old secretary of Ottley Hall in October 2018. (CMC)