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Friday, 22 November 2013 00:00

diondray mckoy.jpg - 39.03 KbOn Friday, November 15th, after 10 days of waiting at the Belize Central Prison, 21-year-old Diondray McKoy was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment for the June 2009 attempted murder of Everald Gray.
Justice Troadio “John” Gonzalez, sentenced him to the 12 years effective Tuesday, November 5th, 2013, the day a jury of six females and three males found him guilty of the crime of attempted murder.

In mitigation plea, McKoy chose to call no character witnesses. He did say that he did not know how it was that the jury had found him guilty. According to McKoy, he feels so sorry for the victim, but he did not shot him.

Prosecutor in the case was Sheneiza Smith who was assisted by Leeroy Banner. In the trial, they called Gray, the shooting victim who testified that, he was at home on Queen Charlotte Street on June 23, 2009, at around 8:30 p.m., he heard someone calling his name. When he went to the door, he saw a man, who reached into his pants waist and pulled out a gun. He turned around attempting to run away, but the man shot him in the left shoulder, left armpit, and his right index finger. He ran into his bedroom, and collapsed there.

The 9 member jury had deliberated for 2 hours when they announced that they found McKoy guilty of attempted murder. Their decision was at a proportion of 8:1.

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