Leslie Langford Slapped with 11 Interconnected Charges
One man has found himself in serious hot water, as he was slapped with 11 criminal charges when he appeared before Magistrate Ossie Lewis at the Roseau Magistrate’s Court on Friday January 25th.
Leslie Langford of Bath Estate was charged with possession of 15 rounds of 9mm ammunition without a valid firearm license, shooting Albert Stevens Junior to do Grievous Bodily Harm, possession of a .38 caliber revolver in an attempt to endanger life, and unlawfully and maliciously shooting Carbon Nicholas to do Grievous Bodily Harm.
Mr. Langford was also charged with unlawfully and maliciously shooting Arthur Bozel to do Grievous Bodily Harm, and possession of 6 rounds of .38 caliber live rounds with intent to endanger life.
The defendant was also charged with possession of a Glock 19 pistol with intent to endanger life.
All these incidents occurred on December 25th at Canefield.
Mr. Langford was slapped with more charges following an incident in Bath Estate on January 23rd 2013.
The charges are being in possession of 15 rounds of live 9mm ammunition with intent to endanger life, possession of 6 rounds of live .38 caliber ammunition with intent to endanger life, possession of a .38 caliber revolver with intent to endanger life, and possession of a Glock 19 pistol with intent to endanger life.
He was not required to plea as all charges are indictable.
Police Prosecutor Conrad Constance objected to bail on the grounds that, if released Mr. Langford will interfere with the investigations and witnesses.
He also stated that the charges the defendant allegedly committed are very serious offences, which resulted in 3 men being shot at The Cove Night Club on Christmas Day, while all other patrons at the club ran for their lives to escape the gunfire.
With that he said the public’s interest must be taken into consideration, and that one of the victims, Mr. Stevens Junior is still a patient at the Princess Margaret Hospital in a serious but stable condition, nursing gunshot wounds from the incident.
Though the other two victims were treated and released, the Prosecutor stated they made new developments in the case this morning and the investigations are still ongoing, so more time is needed.
Magistrate Ossie Lewis denied bail, while stating bail may be reviewed in 14 days.
The trial has been set for May 27th 2013.
Mr. Langford is represented by Attorney Zena Dyer.