Two men, guilty of a robbery on November 15th 2015, have received lengthy sentences. The men, namely Curt John and Kendol Cato must spend 13 years and 4 months, and 12 years respectively.
The two offenders denied and continued to deny up to sentencing on March 13, their involvement in the matter.
John is a 33-year-old deportee from Canada, according to information he gave to social workers who put together a report. He admitted to multiple crimes committed while he was in that country, where he had been since the age of nine.
Since returning to St Vincent and the Grenadines at the age of 28, John has been convicted for unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition without a license, and wounding with intent, all within two years of his return.
Shawayne Smith, the victim of the robbery, was shot in his leg when he attempted to fight back against the duo, thus rendering him unable to work, forcing him to sell his livestock at an undervalued price.
The sentences given were their longest sentences, as they were convicted of robbery, wounding with intent, and possession of a firearm with intent to commit an offence.