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Thursday, 07 November 2013 00:00

On Monday, November 4th, 22-year-old Lloyd Elijio was sentenced to 12 years in jail by Justice Troadio Gonzalez.

Elijio’s sentence came after he was found guilty of the attempted murder of 22-year-old Mark Lord who was shot on October 28, 2009 on Hyde’s Lane. In court, Justice Gonzalez was prepared to listen to mitigation pleas on Elijio’s behalf but he had no character witnesses to call after one week of preparation.

In mitigation, on his own behalf, Elijio had this to say, “I humbly ask the court to have mercy on me. I have a four year old daughter and one on the way, and I am the bread winner. I am sorry for the wrong I have done! I send my regards to the family of Mark Lord and would like to assist them in any way I could. I ask the court to please have mercy on me, for the sake of my family”.

After considering his mitigation plea, Justice Gonzalez told Elijio that based on his previous convictions, “It shows a pattern in your lifestyle – that you are prone to give trouble. I am considering the prevalence of this crime in young men your age, but I also have to consider how you did this crime – the stalking of the person, then lay-waiting him and shooting him with the intention to kill him”.
After addressing those issues, Justice Gonzalez then sentenced Elijio to 12 years in prison, effective October 28, 2013, the date a jury found him guilty of attempted murder.