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Yesterday, in his final court hearing before his May 24 sentencing date, 27-year-old Nikhail Chambers took to the stand to apologise to his former friend that he shot at, pleading for forgiveness.
The matter was being heard by Justice Ann Marie Smith, who heard the Jamaican’s address to the court, in which he also confessed to disposing of the gun used in the attempted murder.
Back in 2017, Chambers was involved in an argument over money with his friend, Khori Prince at Fort Hill. The argument became physical and the two had to be separated.
Chambers left the scene and later returned armed with a gun. He approached Prince and fired several shots in his direction, the court heard.
The incident occurred in broad daylight, in an area that was being traversed by people. The court was also told that the entire incident was caught on CCTV footage.
It was further detailed that the man fled the scene, and was later arrested, but the gun was never retrieved.
He previously pleaded guilty to the charge of attempted murder.
Yesterday, in court, Chambers—who is being represented by Attorney-at-Law Carmilita Jamieson, requested an opportunity to address the court. In his address, he disclosed that he had penned an apology to Prince.
“I have been thinking about the offense that I have done…the wrong things I have done,” he stated.
He apologised to Prince and his family, as well as the Police Force and the public for disturbing the peace. He also took that opportunity to confess that he disposed of the gun used in the crime at the beach at Baugher’s Bay.
His Attorney also told the court that such behaviour was out of character for her client, adding that he is remorseful.
She requested leniency in his sentence, which will be handed down on May 24.