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Nine years for ‘Facebook Fugitive’ Maybury

So-called ‘Facebook Fugitive' Alvone Maybury has today been sentenced to nine years in prison for conspiring to shoot gangster Raymond “Yankee” Rawlins.

The 25-year-old pleaded guilty to conspiring between December 11 and 17, 2009, with Anthony Swan and other persons not before the court, to cause Mr Rawlins grievous bodily harm.

Mr Rawlins was shot dead in a separate incident last August.

Maybury told Supreme Court he wanted to apologize to his family for “letting them down” and said he would use his time in prison to “better himself”.

Puisne Judge Charles Etta Simmons told Maybury he was “a threat” saying “you have no-one to blame but yourself”. She said it was the court's duty “to protect and to deter you and further potential offenders.”

Maybury simply nodded in agreement as it was said his nine-year prison sentence would be concurrent to his current prison sentence.

He is currently serving 13-and-a-half years in jail after being found guilty of firing at gang rivals on a city street just before Christmas in 2009, in a separate incident.

The court heard his guilty plea on the day his trail was due to begin and his police help, which removed a gun from Bermuda's streets, had been taken into consideration.

Four remaining charges Maybury faced; possession of a prohibited weapon, unlawful possession of ammunition, conspiring to possess a firearm with intent to endanger life and conspiracy to discharge a firearm will all lay on file and not be proceeded with at this time.

Maybury's co-accused Swan has already been sentenced to 12 years behind bars. He was found guilty of shooting at Mr Rawlins in broad daylight on December 16, 2009.

Maybury famously escaped the custody of prison guards outside of court last July, after he was charged with the shooting.

He made international headlines after posting messages on his Facebook page about life on the run, bragging that he'd got his handcuffs off and was “free as a bird”.

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Published March 29, 2011 at 12:00 pm (Updated March 29, 2011 at 12:08 pm)

Nine years for ‘Facebook Fugitive’ Maybury

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