Suspected 2009 ‘terror gang’ member charged with murder to know fate soon

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Basil Morgan

Basil Morgan- the man who is believed to have been part of a gang that carried out several terror-related crimes almost nine years ago- is expected to learn his fate tomorrow as it relates to the murder of Woddet Roberts, called “Buck Man” in 2009.

Roberts was killed during the course of a robbery between November 3, 2009, and November 4, 2009. Police said Morgan was part of the gang that robbed the now deceased man and stole a Toyota Tacoma vehicle along the Linden-Soesdyke highway.

Morgan has since pleaded not guilty to the allegation. As such, a 12 member jury was empanelled to hear the case in mid July 2017, led by Prosecutor Tuanna Hardy for the State.

Morgan’s alleged accomplices, David Anthony Watson, called “Tupac”, Randy Mars, known as “Ratty”, and Jafar Simpson, were sentenced to 19 years in prison, in April 2017, after pleading guilty to manslaughter for Roberts’ killing.

They were sentenced additionally for other terror-related crimes.

Meanwhile, gang leader Colin Jones admitted guilt for the 2009 terror acts and was sentenced to 80 years’ imprisonment for the offences he committed between 2009 and 2010.

The gang had also allegedly set fire to the Supreme Court of Judicature’s Registry department.

Morgan’s case is being heard by Justice James Bovell-Drakes at the High Court in Georgetown.

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