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Sentencing Delayed for Man Accused of Attempted Murder

A man facing up to life imprisonment for double attempted murder charges, during a late night home invasion, had his sentence delayed for a week on Wednesday.

Quincy Johnson, 35, appeared before Justice Vera Watkins to be sentenced after he was charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of possession of a firearm with the intent to endanger a life and two counts of burglary for a home invasion that took place almost exactly three years ago.

Johnson is identified as the intruder who climbed through the window of Kasheena Barry’s room while armed with a handgun.

It was alleged that he shot at her, as she screamed and ran. During that incident, Johnson shot Earl John Carey, a man who came to Ms. Barry’s assistance after hearing her scream and the sound of a gun being fired within her home.

In court on Wednesday, Johnson’s attorney Mario Gray asked Justice Watkins to have mercy on his client.

Gray argued that although Johnson made a mistake, Johnson is the father of a 19-year-old boy who is in “need of his father in his life.”

Mr. Gray asked Justice Watkins to be lenient with his client as he said he is still young and is capable of making positive contributions to society.

He asked Justice Watkins to consider that his client only receives seven years for his burglary charges, three years for possession of a firearm charges and 12 – 15 years for the attempted murder charges.

Prosecutor Roger Thompson disagreed with the defense and argued that leniency should not be given to Johnson because even after he was convicted and proven guilty, he never apologized or showed remorse.

Thompson requested that Johnson serve life in prison for his attempted murder charges, 15 years for his burglary charges and seven years for his possession of firearm charges.

The sentencing was delayed for a second time and the matter is expected to continue next Thursday.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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