Posted: Monday, October 2, 2023. 9:23 pm CST.
By Aaron Humes: After months of trial which began in 2022 on charges that date back to 2019, the three Meighan brothers, Tyrone, Ellis and Shaquille Meighan, were today acquitted of being members of a gang.
Twenty witnesses had been called by the prosecution, mostly police officers, but the brothers maintained from the court dock that they are not gang members. They were represented by Richard “Dickie” Bradley and Leeroy Banner.
The presiding Senior Magistrate ruled that the Ghost Town Crips exist, having more than three members whose purpose is to commit serious criminal offenses including murder and attempted murder, drug trafficking and other crimes.
But she found that there was no nexus linking the brothers to the Crips group and she could not be sure of their involvement and therefore guilt.
Shaquille Meighan fled to the United States of America while out on bail while his brothers remained in Belize City. All denied the allegations against them from the dock.
Tyrone Meighan, with the court’s permission, showed off the tattoos on his upper body which he said were all the names of his children and dates of birth.
After being set free, Tyrone and Ellis Meighan were able to meet bail of $2,500 on two counts of aggravated assault upon a man they allegedly beat up whilst on house arrest at their Banak Street home; they were charged jointly with three others.
Their bail today was given with stringent conditions including a curfew from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.; sign in at the police station once a week; and they cannot leave the jurisdiction without the permission of the court.
Tyrone Meighan told us as he was leaving court, “Who Jah bless no man curse.”
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