Woman makes 11th hour plea in firearms case

| 01/10/2014

(CNS) Updated with amendments: A woman charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm made a last minute admission Wednesday and pleaded guilty to the offence two days after her trial was set to begin. Julia Lewis, from Prospect, who had previously denied the allegations entered a guilty plea after closed door legal arguments. Lewis was arrested in August 2013, along with two other men, following a single vehicle collision close to Countryside shopping village. At some point after the smash a .38 calibre handgun was found by police and Lewis was later charged with its possession. Lewis, who is the mother of two young children cried quietly in the dock as the court discussed extending her bail until the sentencing hearing on 9 October. However, the young mother was remanded in custody.

The law for possession on an unlicensed gun calls for a mandatary minimum sentence of ten years in prison after trial with a possible maximum reduction to seven years for a guilty plea. It is understood that Lewis’ defense attorney Nicholas Dixie will be arguing exceptional circumstances for his client during her sentencing hearing later this month.

The jury which had been selected Monday was dismissed by the judge following Lewis change of plea.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Why the thumbs down, she IS Nicaraguan. Not being biassed or discrimanatory but there are those on here talking deportation and those speculating that she's caymanian. The clarification is she's from Nicaragua

  2. Anonymous says:

    She's Nicaraguan. 

  3. Anonymous says:

    No ones life was being saved in this situation, maybe harmed but not saved. Just glad that the police caught them on time before anyone was hurt senselessly. Good job RCIPS! I'm sure there were no shedding of tears before the police came.

  4. John says:

    It is sad that this country doesn't allow law abiding citizens the rightto defend themselves with firearms.  

  5. Anonyanmous says:

    No deportation order here, Caymanian as turtle stew, breadfruit salad, silver thatch, wompers, ching ching, and blue iguanas. Smart but got caught up with the wrong crowd.

    • Anonymous says:

      Smart? Lol doesn’t sound too smart to me. I’m sure she didn’t have her two kids last year. She need’s to realize it’s not about her anymore or anyone else for that matter.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Deportation Order?