The Defendants in the One Don Klansman Gang Trial took center stage earlier today in the Supreme Court, giving sworn and unsworn statements.
Up to news time, 9 of the defendants stood, refuting the allegations of being part of a criminal gang as well as denying any wrongdoing.
So far, Khalifa Williams is the only accused to offer a sworn statement.
He says he has been in custody since January 2017 to date and was never involved in any shooting incidents.
He testified that he did not know the alleged gang leader, Andre ‘Blackman’ Bryan, before, noting that he met him in 2019 when the case started.
Williams also says that he has never met the former gangster turned state witness and only saw him when the trial started on the display screen.
Williams says he is not a top shooter of any gang.
He went on to say that he knows only 4 of the defendants, because they are from the same community, Top Banks in Spanish Town.
Meanwhile, in an unsworn statement from the dock, Pete Miller also known as ” Smokey”, says he could never be part of the Klansman Gang as the gang is responsible for his father’s death.
He says quote, “And one a dem weh kill me father inah court now wid me, suh I could never be part of this gang” unquote.
The trial will resume after a short break.