Life Sentence Handed to Murderer Six Years After Crime

Life Sentence Handed to Murderer Six Years After Crime

More than 6 years after the murder of Alvin Johnson, 33-year-old, Marlon “Yankee” Everett has been sentenced to life in prison. Everett appeared in court today where he was sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole until after 28 years behind bars.  A sentence deduction of 5 years, 9 months, and 12 days was made as this has been his time on remand.  In his defense, Everett, from the dock told court that he was at home with his wife when he heard the shooting. The following day, police detained Everett based on a video which captured the murder. In his dock statement, Everett also denied knowing the crown’s main witness who told police that he, Everett, the deceased and another man were walking on Regent Street, but that Johnson was walking about 6 feet ahead when he pushed his hands into his pants waist and handed a gun over to Everett who then creeped up behind Johnson and fired two shots in Johnson’s head. Another witness in the case was a police witness who testified to being able to identify the shooter as Everett from the video footage. The case goes back 6 years ago, according to police, a trio ambushed Johnson on Rectory Lane as he was walking from Southern Foreshore to Regent Street, and one of the attackers fired 2 shots at him hitting him in the forehead and the back of the head. Everet was charged along with his accomplice Israel Usher. But in 2019 charges were withdrawn against Usher after police could not gather any evidence to prove that Usher aided Everett in the crime.

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