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Drunken gunplay leads to death and fine Print E-mail
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Thursday, 15 February 2018 00:00

Edwardo Torres, a 45-year-old banker, has avoided jail time after pleading guilty to a charge of unlawful harm through negligence of a firearm after he made the drunken decision to put a loaded firearm into his friend’s mouth. Although the firearm was licensed, it does not negate the fact that that decision cost his friend’s life. For this action, Torres appeared before Supreme Court Justice Marilyn Williams on Friday, February 9, 2018.

Torres and his friend, 32-year-old Paul Fernandez, were socializing at an establishment on the Phillip Goldson Highway on May 4, 2013 and as the night came to a close, the men made their way into the parking lot. Witnesses say that the men got into a conversation and Fernandez told Torres to put the firearm into his, Fernandez’s, mouth. Although the magazine was not in the firearm, the gun went off, causing Fernandez to fall to the ground. Torres allegedly picked up the firearm and fled from the scene.

Given that Torres, a first time offender, pled guilty to the crime, he was read a non-custodial fine of $15,000, $5,000 to be paid to the Supreme Court by November 9, 2018 and the remainder to be paid to the estate of the deceased by the same date.