Pair guilty of perjury, witness corruption
Dujon Reid-Anderson and Devon Hewey have both been convicted of perjury after exhaustive deliberations by a Supreme Court jury.
Reid-Anderson was last night incarcerated pending a bail hearing; Hewey is in custody for another offence.
The jury also unanimously found Reid-Anderson, 29, guilty of intimidating a witness and corruption of a witness, while Hewey, 27, was additionally found guilty by 11 jurors of corruption of a witness, and unanimously found guilty of fabricating evidence, in a case in which a prosecution witness gave false evidence during a Supreme Court trial.
The offences took place between July 1 and September 23 last year, relating to the 2014 shooting trial in which Hewey and Cervio Cox were the defendants.
In that trial, key witness Levon Thomas told the court that he knew Mr Hewey and that he was not the rider of a motorcycle from which shots were fired.
However, he later admitted to police that he had lied under oath about knowing Mr Hewey because he feared for his safety after being threatened.
Mr Hewey and Mr Reid-Anderson both denied conspiring with others to have Mr Thomas give false evidence during the shooting trial.
Mr Reid-Anderson also denied intimidating and corrupting a witness by threatening and promising to give Mr Thomas payment or protection to induce him to give false evidence.
Mr Hewey pleaded not guilty to corrupting a witness by promising Mr Thomas that Mr Cox would give him money in exchange for giving false evidence during the trial.
He furthermore denied fabricating evidence and a perjury charge which saw him accused of intending to mislead the Supreme Court by knowingly using false evidence.
Defence lawyer Kamal Worrell had initially been charged alongside the two men with conspiring to defeat justice, fabricating evidence and perjury.
However, the case against Mr Worrell, who “unequivocally” denied all charges from the start, was withdrawn by Supreme Court Puisne Judge Charles-Etta Simmons.
Thus, Mrs Justice Simmons instructed the jury to find Mr Worrell not guilty of all charges against him.
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