Son puts gun in mom’s basket

A 27-year-old man admitted placing a loaded, unlicensed firearm in a pink laundry basket in his mother’s bedroom almost two years ago.

When Shaquille Omar Romario Carter of Abbeystone Drive, Husbands, St. James appeared before Judge Christopher Birch on Friday, he pleaded guilty to ammunition on the 17th without the required authorization.

Crown Counsel Joyann Catwell, who is the prosecutor on the case with Crown Counsel Keith Robertson, said the illegal items were discovered when police were executing a search warrant on Carter’s home.

The silver pistol was found at the bottom of the laundry basket that contained clothes.

His mother denied guilt when she told law enforcement officers, “I didn’t leave that there and it’s not mine.”

Carter took responsibility. “I put that in there,” he said to the law enforcement officers.

Before being charged with the offense, he told police that he had received the gun from another man and intended to pawn it.
However, he took it home and the police found it.

The trial against the convicted will continue on October 1st before Judge Birch in Supreme Court No. 5a.

A criminal record has been ordered and on his next appearance, Carter, who represents himself, is expected to mitigate on his own behalf.

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