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Man admits to gun charges in St David’s shooting

A 25-year-old man yesterday admitted his involvement in a daylight shooting in St David’s earlier this year.

Daquan Williams pleaded guilty in Supreme Court to a charge that he unlawfully shot Isaiah Creighton with intent to cause grievous bodily harm to the 22-year-old.

Williams also admitted using a firearm to commit an indictable offence in connection with the incident on the afternoon of August 27 on Orange Hole Road.

However he denied a charge that he had attempted to murder Mr Creighton.

Cindy Clarke, the Director of Public Prosecutions, ordered that the pleas were accepted by the Crown.

Williams – who is in custody – is expected to return to the courts on January 10 to be sentenced.

A second man charged alongside Williams, 22-year-old Delun Fishenden, remains before the courts charged with attempted murder, shooting with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and using a firearm to commit an indictable offence.

Mr Fishenden is set to return to the courts for a hearing in January.

The matter was one of several heard during a sitting of the Supreme Court this morning.

Jahmico Hayward, 36, pleaded not guilty to a charge of attempting to cause the death of Nancy Mota.

He also denied alternative charge of wounding Ms Mota with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and unlawful possession of a bladed article – a knife – in a public place.

The allegations are linked to an incident that happened on March 27 in Smith’s.

Mr Hayward is set to return to the courts on February 16 for a trial date to be set.

The Crown also formally halted the prosecution of murder victim Ayinde Eve, who was fatally shot at the Robin Hood Pub and Restaurant on October 26.

Mr Eve had been accused alongside two other men of wounding Jamar Malik with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and deprivation of liberty.

The charges were related to an incident is alleged to have happened on September 9 in Pembroke.

Ms Clarke told the Court that she had filed a nolle prosqui – a legal notice which indicated that the Crown would not proceed with the case against Mr Eve – given his death.

However the case against Mr Eve’s two co-defendants, Justin Cameron, 24, Jahni Holder, 25, are set to proceed with a trial date set for July 4, 2022.

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