PHILIPSBURG–The Court of First Instance on Thursday sentenced Shaville Azeem Tarez Parris (29) to life imprisonment for his involvement in four contract killings between June 2018 and January 2020, while Felito Akim Rombley (29) received eights years in prison for being the getaway driver in one of these hits.
Parris, also known as “Heart”, was found guilty of the murders of Ishmael Brumant and T. Bass in 2019, and of Jonathan Williams in 2018. He was also found guilty of attempting to murder some five other persons, as well as for gun possession.
Guilty on all counts
The Court found it legally proven that Parris was the getaway driver in a shooting that took place in front of Stephanie Mini Marche in Middle Region on October 28, 2019.
Surveillance camera footage shown during the trial on October 8, 2020, depicted Bass and another masked man stepping out of a white Kia Cerato on Middle Region Road. With pistols in their hands, they ran towards the supermarket where Brumant and three other men were sitting.
The armed men opened fire on them, killing Brumant and injuring two of the three persons he was socialising with.
It had rained earlier in the day and Bass slipped and fell during the shooting. While getting up, his accomplice – who had been continually ﬁring since the beginning of the attack – accidentally shot him in the abdomen.
While his accomplice chased after the surviving victims, Bass ran away in the other direction, collapsed in a nearby alley and died.
The surviving shooter then jumped into the passenger seat of a white Kia Picanto, which had been parked next to Sister Marie Laurence Primary School at the start of the attack. The car fled towards Dutch Quarter.
The prosecutor argued during the trial that Parris was the getaway driver. His mobile phone was tracked to Middle Region at the time of the shooting. Additionally, 10 minutes after the shooting he placed two calls to Bass’ mobile phone.Read More..https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/murder-team-hitman-receives-life-sentence