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Woman Facing Firearm Charge Given Bail

By Ricardo Wells

Tribune Staff Reporter

rwells@tribunemedia.net

A WOMAN charged in connection with the discovery of unlicensed firearms, ammunition and dangerous drugs at a home where three men were shot and killed by police last Friday, was granted bail in the Supreme Court yesterday.

Kim Smith, 57, was granted $15,000 bail with two sureties by Justice Willamae McKay. The hearing was closed to the public.

However, The Tribune understands that Smith is expected to be temporarily outfitted with an electronic monitoring device as a part of her bail agreement.

According to her attorney, Christina Galanos, the device is to remain affixed until her client is able to surrender her passport to the court. Smith’s passport has purportedly been unaccounted for since last Friday, when police carried out their raid on the property. Once the passport is surrendered, the device will be removed and the remaining provisions will stand, The Tribune understands.

As for her three co-accused, Shaquille Molley, 19, Christina Wilson, 19, and Jane Hilton, 56, their applications for bail were not heard yesterday.

The Tribune understands the attorneys for the remaining three accused - Wilver Deleveaux, the lawyer representing Wilson, and Ian Jupp, the lawyer representing Hilton and Molley - were not able to have their clients’ bail applications fast-tracked for yesterday’s hearing.

The two were yesterday turned away from the hearing with instructions to secure a date and return to court.

Mrs Hilton was initially presented with Smith, but was ushered away by police after her attorney was asked to leave the hearing. The group is accused of possessing two silver coloured .9mm pistols without a licence, a .45m pistol without a licence, 7.45mm ammunition and 23.2 pounds of Indian hemp with a street value of $23,200.

They have pleaded not guilty to all four charges.

Their trial is set for October 22.

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