[www.inewsguyana.com] – Cindy Robertson was today sentenced to two years imprisonment on firearm and ammunition charges by Magistrate Fabayo Azore.
The 20-year-old chef pleaded guilty to both charges, particulars of the first stated that on June 30 at Georgetown, she had in her possession one. 32 revolver when she was not a holder of firearm license.
The other charge alleged that on the same day at Georgetown, she also had in her possession six live matching rounds. Police Prosecutor, Bharat Mangru told the Court that police were conducting road block exercise at James Street, Albouystown, during which they stopped motorcar PJJ 8020. At the time, Robertson and three others persons were passengers.
The Court was told that a search was conducted when the weapon and ammunition were found in the belongings of Robertson. She admitted that she brought the items out from the interior.
Robertson was represented by Attorney – at – law, Glen Hanoman, who requested a minimum penalty for his client after stating special reasons.
Hanoman said his client has a very troubled past, found herself in a very vulnerable situation and does not have any support from her parents.
He said as a result of her parents leaving her at a very tender age of 15, she had no choice but to work in the interior. Hanoman told the Court that a gold miner has taken a liking to Robertson to the point where he stalks her, made physical threats.
Hanoman told the Court that for the sake of her safety, Robertson armed herself with gun.