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Shadron Gillett, 19, has murder case committed to trial at the Supreme Court

BELIZE CITY, Tues. Jan. 14, 2020– Shadron Gillett, 19, charged with the murder of Kevin Thomas, was committed to go on trial in the April session of the Supreme Court after a preliminary inquiry was held today by the Chief Magistrate, Sharon Fraser.

The prosecutor, Corporal Chris Smith, submitted several pieces of documentary evidence and 19 witness statements that the Crown intends to use at the trial.

Gillett was given an alibi warning, but said that he has no alibi witness he intends to call at the trial.

Thomas was fatally shot in the head on the night of October 15, 2018. He went to a store near the Yarborough Bridge to make a purchase when his assailant shot him. He died 2 days later at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH).

Shortly after the shooting, Gillett, the alleged shooter, was shot in the leg by a special constable who was at the scene. Gillett allegedly dropped his firearm and attempted to run in an effort to escape, but was apprehended by police, after which he was admitted to ward at the KHMH under police guard.

Gillett was kept in the hospital until he was well enough to be taken to court for his arraignment for murder, aggravated assault and keeping a firearm and ammunition without a gun license.

Gillett was not represented by an attorney at the preliminary inquiry.

Feature photo: (L-R) Kevin Thomas, deceased and Shadron Gillett 

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