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Shooting charge dropped against co-accused

Charges have been dropped against one of two men accused of trying to shoot a teenager dead.

Anwar Muhammad, 22, and Shawn Williams, 20, were charged in April with carrying out the attack on Shautorne Princeton Burrows outside the Maximart supermarket in Sandys on August 23 2010.

Mr Burrows was 19 at the time.

Yesterday, prosecutor Carrington Mahoney asked Puisne Judge Carlisle Greaves to accept the Crown’s application, known as a nolle prosequi, to drop the charges against Mr Williams. He did not give a reason.

The judge agreed, telling Mr Williams: “The Crown has entered a nolle in respect of charges of attempted murder and using a firearm to commit an indictable offence. You’re free to go. Remember, however, that the Crown may still return the charges against you in future.”

He advised Mr Williams: “Go and live your life properly”.

Mr Muhammad still faces charges of attempted murder and using a firearm to commit attempted murder and is set to stand trial in December.

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Published November 30, 2011 at 1:00 am (Updated November 30, 2011 at 8:45 am)

Shooting charge dropped against co-accused

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