Order for murder came from prison, court hears
The murder of Anthony Mather, otherwise known as “Q”, was organized from prison, a Supreme Court jury heard yesterday.
Mather, 29, was shot dead in an ambush outside his home at White’s Addition on January 22, 2017.
Richard Charlton, who allegedly served as the lookout for the gunman, is on trial for abetment to murder.
Charlton is in custody and has denied the abetment charge at his trial before Justice Carolita Bethell.
The alleged killer, who was identified in court as Valentino Adderley, otherwise known as Squid, is still at large, the court heard.
Sergeant 2733 Lincoln McKenzie, the investigating officer, told the court that Charlton revealed the murder plot to him during a video recorded interrogation.
According to McKenzie, Elandro “50” Missick called Charlton from prison and asked him to be the lookout when Adderley killed Mather. Missick was killed in a motorbike crash last year.
Charlton allegedly told McKenzie that he met with Adderley near the Kemp Road Union Baptist Church and devised a plan.
From there, they went to Pyfrom Road, better known as Bar 20 Corner, and took a shortcut that led to Cooper’s Terrace, McKenzie recalled.
Charlton allegedly told McKenzie that he took another track road and saw Mather sitting on his porch. Charlton reportedly told the investigator he heard four gunshots and he ran to a friend’s house.
The trial continues today.
Basil Cumberbatch and Denard Brown are the prosecutors.
Sonia Timothy represents Mather.
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