(CMR) Justin Kyle Jackson (25) and Eric Brian Williams-Soto (22), who were charged in the killing of retired prison officer Harry Elliott, have been found guilty of manslaughter.
Jackson and Williams-Soto were both charged with murder; however, a jury found them guilty of the lesser charge of manslaughter.
During the trial, the prosecution said Elliot was killed in a robbery gone “horribly wrong” as he was leaving an illegal gambling shop in George Town. The jurors visited the location of the killing and also watched the moment Elliott was shot on CCTV.
Elliott (63) was shot and killed as he was leaving a business establishment in George Town last April.
Both defendants admitted to taking part in the attempted robbery; however, Jackson's defense was that the gun was accidentally fired. Williams-Soto claimed he did not know Jackson was armed during the robbery until the gun was fired.
Both men were also found guilty of possession of a firearm. They will be sentenced on 25 January.