LIBERIA: ‘Notorious’ Armed Robber Jailed For 20 Years

The Presiding Judge of Criminal Court “D” at the Temple of Justice in Monrovia, Johannes Z. Zlahn, has sentenced a ‘notorious’ armed robber to 20 years imprisonment at the Monrovia Central Prison.

Abraham Dean, a resident of the Monrovia suburb of Congo Town, was found guilty by a six-member jury on February 17, 2015 for robbing several residents of Congo Town, as well as the First Baptist Church, using a pistol and cutlass.

Even though Dean denied the charge, Judge Zlahn, in his final ruling Thursday, said the sentence was based on the evidence adduced during the trial, testimonies of several witnesses and the jury’s unanimous verdict establishing that the defendant committed the crime.

Dean was on February 23, 2015 arrested by the Liberia National Police in Congo Town based upon a complaint filed by Edwin G. Sherman that Dean had broken into his residence and stolen several valuables.

Meanwhile, Judge Zlahn has ordered the Clerk of Court to prepare a commitment against the defendant to serve his sentence at the Monrovia Central Prison.

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