Sentencing hearing in Clansman case continues, “Beachy Stout” trial begins
The sentencing hearing for Andre ‘Blackman’ Bryan and 14 others in the Clansman-One Don Gang case is to continue today (September 26).
The sentencing hearing began in the Home Circuit Court on Monday, with defense attorneys calling for leniency for the 15 men who were found guilty of a number of offences earlier this year.
The court convicted Bryan for leadership of a criminal organization and six counts of facilitating the commission of a serious offence by a criminal organization.
His co-accused were all found guilty of being part of a criminal organization.
The maximum sentence for being part of a criminal organization is 20 years.
In the meantime, the murder case of Portland businessman, Everton “Beachy Stout” McDonald and his co-accused Oscar Barnes is to commence in the Home Circuit Court today.
This, following Monday’s selection of another seven-member jury to try the case.
Last week, the jury had to be discharged as two of the jurors had difficulty attending court.
The men are charged with the July 2020 murder of McDonald’s second wife, Tonia Hamilton-McDonald.
She was found with her body partially burnt and her throat slashed near her burnt-out car on the Sherwood forest main road in Portland.
Barnes whose bail was revoked last week, was granted bail on Monday following an application made by his lawyer Ernest Davis.