Crime — 23 May 2014 — by Albert J. Ciego

Kenner Gomez Trapp, 20, of Oriole Street, Punta Gorda, has been slammed with a 5-year jail sentence by the Punta Gorda Magistrate’s Court after having been convicted yesterday of possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

Police said they conducted an intensive investigation into the murder of Janice Vargas, 28, of West Street in Punta Gorda, which occurred in Jamaica Bar in the early morning hours of Sunday, May 1, and that the investigation led them to Kenner Trapp.

Trapp, police say, took them on Friday to the Punta Gorda Cemetery, where they found a .38 Special revolver in the bushes – a gun for which Trapp did not have a license.

Police immediately arrested and charged Trapp with firearm possession offences.

According to police, although Trapp is the main suspect in the murder of Janice Vargas, he has not yet been charged for that murder.

The file has been forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), who has requested that the police carry out further investigation into the incident.

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