Teenager accused of burglary worth $65,000

Posted by on Jul 14, 2011 in Local News & Alerts | 1 comment

THE TRIAL OF 17–YEAR–OLD LEO BURGESS, ACCUSED OF AGGRAVATED BURGLARY AND FIREARM POSSESSION, FINALLY GOT UNDERWAY THIS MORNING IN THE SUPREME COURT.

ACCORDING TO ZBM RADIO NEWS TODAY, ONCE THE JURY WAS SWORN–IN, PROSECUTOR NICOLE SMITH IMMEDIATELY GOT TO WORK BY TELLING THE PANEL WHAT THEY CAN EXPECT TO HEAR IN TERMS OF EVIDENCE DURING THE COURSE OF THE TRIAL.

Accused: Leo Burgess

MS SMITH TOLD THEM, THE OFFENSES TOOK PLACE 11 A.M. DECEMBER 6, 2010 AT THE HOME OF VICTIM GREG WILSON, AT SOUTH–ROAD IN SOUTHAMPTON.

NOTING THAT MR WILSON’S FAMILY WAS NOT HOME AT THE TIME IN QUESTION, SHE STATED THAT MR WILSON WENT INSIDE HIS HOME ONLY TO FIND FOUR MEN WHOM HE DID NOT KNOW, WAITING FOR HIM.

THEY ATTACKED HIM AND IN THE PROCESS, HE NOTICED THAT TWO WERE WIELDING GUNS AND ONE MAN HAD A SCARF MASKING THE BOTTOM PART OF HIS FACE.

IT WASN’T LONG, SAID MS SMITH, BEFORE THE MEN DEMANDED FROM MR WILSON, JEWELRY AND CASH. HE COMPLIED BY GIVING THEM SOME CASH, ALONG WITH A SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT OF JEWELRY.

AND MR WILSON HAD MADE ANOTHER OBSERVATION DURING THIS ORDEAL… HE SAW THAT ONE MAN IN PARTICULAR, WHO HAD A GUN, ACTED AS THE GROUP’S LEADER DUE TO THE INSTRUCTIONS HE GAVE TO THE OTHERS.

HAVING TAKEN WHAT THEY WANTED, THE CRIMINALS WERE SEEN LEAVING THE HOME BY WAY OF THE BACK DOOR… THEY WERE QUICKLY OUT–OF–SIGHT.

MR. WILSON IMMEDIATELY CALLED THE POLICE. WHEN INVESTIGATORS TURNED UP IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, THEY FOUND THREE PIECES OF EVIDENCE IN THE AREA: A PIECE OF A LATEX GLOVE, A PAIR OF LATEX GLOVES AND A RED BANDANNA.

POLICE SENT THE ITEMS OVERSEAS FOR FORENSIC EXAMINATION AND WHEN THE RESULTS CAME BACK, THEY FOUND THAT ONE OF THE ITEMS ALLEGEDLY CONTAINED THE DNA OF THE DEFENDANT, LEO BURGESS.

WHEN ARRESTED AND INTERVIEWED BY POLICE, THE COURT HEARD THAT BURGESS, FROM SANDY’S PARISH, ADMITTED TO OWNING A BAG CONTAINING LATEX GLOVES AND A RED BANDANNA BUT CLAIMED IT WAS STOLEN.

THE PROSECUTION HAS REJECTED THIS EXPLANATION.

WHEN MR. WILSON TOOK THE STAND, HE SAID THE MEN REMOVED A LARGE QUANTITY OF JEWELRY BELONGING TO HIMSELF AND HIS WIFE. HE ESTIMATED ALL OF IT WAS WORTH $65,000.

 

 

One Comment

  1. FREE MY BRAH LEO!

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