Former PNP Councillor Fitzroy Wilson Freed Of Gun-related Charges


Politician, Fitzroy Wilson, has been freed of gun-related charges.

Mr. Wilson is a former PNP Councillor for the Boscobel Division in St. Mary.

He was freed of the charges of illegal possession of a firearm and assault at common law earlier this week.

Wilson was tried before the High Court in St. Mary.

He was charged in 2014.

Allegations were that in 2013, the former councilor drew his licensed firearm and threatened to shoot a man.

It’s further alleged that the altercation which resulted in the firearm being drawn occurred at a business place in Rio Nuevo in St. Mary.

Wilson was freed when the Court found that the complainant gave conflicting evidence which could not be relied upon.

The politician was represented by Attorney, Oswest Senior Smith.

Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.

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