Today turned out to be Damian Omar Pinder’s lucky day.
Pinder, 28, was facing charges of using an illegal firearm without a valid licence, as well as causing serious bodily harm to Rashidi Branch back in 2014.
However, luckily for him, he had his case discontinued by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) when he appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant in the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court.
As the unemployed man of 4th Avenue, Pickwick Gap, St Michael stood in the dock, police prosecutor Sergeant Neville Reid revealed that he had received a letter from the Office of the DPP which called for the matter be discontinued.
The Magistrate then told Pinder he was free to go, and after breathing a sigh of relief, he quickly left the dock before exiting the courtroom with a huge smile on his face.