3 years for firearm offenses

32 year old Jamaal Jackson has been sentenced to 3 years in prison for firearm and ammunition offenses.  Six days ago, he was found guilty of the crimes and was on remand awaiting sentencing. Today, in the courtroom of Chief Magistrate, Anne Marie Smith,  mitigation was heard on his behalf in court. The magistrate handed down a 3 years sentence on both counts and ordered they run concurrently . That is because she took into consideration the fact that he had already been on remand for the past 15 months since the incident occurred. However, Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith in finding Jackson guilty, she could not ignore his criminal history before the court.  Jackson was charged for murder but acquitted. After beating that murder charge, he was convicted in 2005 for keeping an unlicensed firearm and ammunition. He has also been committed to stand trial for an attempted murder against a police woman which is awaiting trial. This latest firearm conviction is in connection to an attempted robbery at a Scotia bank  ATM in February of this year. There was a shoot out with police and Jackson was shot in the foot. That matter is also before the court.vlcsnap-00098

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