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Jury shown pictures of bullets at start of trial of man accused of firearm possession

Photographs of blood and bullets taken in the aftermath of an alleged firearms-related incident were yesterday shown to a jury at the start of trial of a man accused of gun offences.

The 32 pictures, which were taken by crime scene investigators, were shown to a Supreme Court jury at the trial of Pelealkhai Williams, 33.

Mr Williams has pleaded not guilty to possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition during an incident that allegedly happened in the early hours of December 12, 2020.

The photographs showed a firearm, described as a 40 calibre semiautomatic double action pistol covered in bloodstains, inside a police evidence bag.

They also showed several rounds of light ammunition scattered around a St George’s residence and bloodstains on an outdoor wall and on the road across from the house.

Alan Richards, for the Crown, told the court that Mr Williams visited the St George’s residence where he was seen by a man who lived in the house.

Mr Richards added: “The Crown says that when he entered the residence, Mr Williams was armed with a firearm which was loaded with ammunition.

“It is our case that it is on that basis that you can in due course be satisfied that he was in possession of that firearm and that ammunition.”

Mr Richards said that the defendant was found in the street and “quite seriously injured” by the time police arrived.

The male resident, he added, was also in possession of the gun, though he eventually kicked the firearm over to the officers at their request.

Mr Richards told the jury that the owner of the firearm and its ammunition would be debated throughout the trial.

But he insisted that the Crown would prove it was Mr Williams who brought the gun to the house, which was home to several residents.

The trial, sitting in front of Acting Puisne Judge Mark Pettingill, continues.

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