Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Bounty Killer freed of gun, assault charges

Iconic Dancehall superstar, Bounty Killer can breathe easy today after a slew of charges stemming from a five-year old case has been dropped.

Charges of illegal possession of firearm, assault at common-law and unlawful wounding against Bounty Killer were dropped when the internationally-acclaimed deejay appeared in Kingston’s Gun Court on Monday. A former policeman and co-accused in the matter, Calis Bowen was also freed of the aforementioned charges.

The charges were in relation to a 2007 incident in the Alliance founder and Bowen allegedly assaulted an off-duty police officer along St. Lucia Ave/ in New Kingston. This after the policeman left a club and noticed that a section of the roadway was blocked. Reports then emerged that shots were fired at the off-duty police officer and Bounty Killer pointed a gun in the law enforcement official’s face.

However, the allegations against Bounty and Bowen were withdrawn by The Crown during Monday’s hearing after it was revealed that evidence given by the complainant was contradicted by the statement of a senior police officer.

An ecstatic Bounty Killer expressed his pleasure with the decision, telling IRIE FM, “I’m feeling so relieved right now. It was really a burden on my head the last five years ‘cause it was a serious case.”

He added, “I was really innocent…what’s being said in court is not what is not the truth…it was really a fabricated story…I just feel good and I know that Mama is watching down on me.For now, is just straight positiveness mi deh pon on the path to greatness.”

The news comes days after Bounty Killer appeared on CVMTV’s OnStage in which he clarified his issues with ‘Gaza’ artiste, Tommy Lee as well as his present relationship with long-time protégé, Mavado, amongst other issues.



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