St Catherine man freed of gun charges

A St Catherine man who was charged in connection with the shooting of a man who stole a chain, was freed of gun-related charges in the Gun Court on Wednesday.

Fitzroy ‘Scuffla’ Mathias of Ellersie Pen, Spanish Town, St Catherine walked away from the Gun Court a free man after the complainant in the matter told the court that Mathias had not shot him.

It was further revealed that it was investigators who told him to do it.

The court was also told that it was the police who signed the statement and that he has made a report to the Independent Commission of Investigations about the matter.

Justice Harrison then ordered that the matter be dismissed.

Mathias who was defended by attorney-at-law Sean Kinghorn was told he did not have a case to answer.

The Crown led evidence that on August 6, the complainant reported that he was accused of stealing a chain from a don in Tawes Pen.

He was held and beaten before Mathias ordered that he was to be shot.

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