Crofton Hannibal – A Free Man

Crofton Hannibal – ordered to pay a tidy sum to Michael Antoine

Closure has finally come to a shooting incident that involved local draftsman Crofton Hannibal.

In January 2008 Hannibal used his licensed firearm to shoot Grenadian-born Michael Antoine who now resides in Canada during a dispute they had over some work the draftsman had done for him.

Antoine who was dissatisfied with the job was seeking repayment.

Hannibal was originally charged with attempted murder, which was reduced to causing dangerous harm for which he pleaded guilty during the June Sitting of the Criminal Assizes.

High Court Judge Madam Justice Clare Henry last Wednesday imposed a stiff fine of $150,000 on Hannibal as compensation to Antoine.

Hannibal has almost seven months to pay the money to Antoine.

Justice Henry gave the convicted man up until July 1, 2013, or face a prison sentence of four years in default.

The court regarded the time Hannibal spent in prison awaiting his trial as being time served.

However, he is to attend six weeks counseling in anger management, and is placed on a two-year bond to keep the peace.

The bond is in the sum of $5,000.00 with two sureties.

While being on bail in the sum of $15,000.00 Hannibal skipped the country on February 23, 2010, and made his way to Botswana in Southern Africa.

He was extradited in the month of May when he was remanded to custody at the Richmond Hill Prisons.

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