Tuesday, May 26th, 2015. Aaron Humes Reporting: Senior Magistrate Sharon Frazer today acquitted Shane Crawford, Judith Rocke and Rocke’s sons, Gion Bernard and Michael Herrera of keeping firearm and ammunition without a gun license.
On April 25, 2012, police went to Rocke’s residence on Castle Street and found a .380 pistol with five rounds in the magazine under a towel on a table.
Only Herrera was at home at the time, but all four were charged.
In court, Rocke’s attorney, Kareem Musa, objected to the tendering of the firearm into evidence when the serial number on the gun did not match with the serial number given by witness Corporal Theodore Lopez.
The firearm and ammunition included inside were thus not tendered when the Senior Magistrate upheld the objection.
Without the firearm and ammunition tendered the case fell apart and the defendants were found not guilty.
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