Reputed gangster 'Dog Paw' freed by Court of Appeal

April 14, 2021
Reputed gangster Christopher Linton, more widely known as ‘Dog Paw’, has had his conviction thrown out by the Court of Appeal.

Thirty five-year-old reputed gang leader Christopher Linton, also called Dog Paw, was today freed in the Court of Appeal.

Linton’s co-convict Micah Allen was also freed.

Linton was freed of convictions of two gun offences and his 15 year prison sentence was also set aside.

They were both sentenced in May 2013 to 15 years imprisonment for shooting with intent and illegal possession of firearm.

They were accused of shooting at two policemen travelling in a service vehicle along Tavern Drive, St Andrew, in April 2010.

The men had denied the allegations at their trial.

They were represented on appeal by attorneys-at-law Robert Fletcher and Patrick  Peterkin who argued that the identification evidence was poor.

The court agreed.

Peterkin today told THE STAR that the men have no other sentences serving and once the Court of Appeal order reaches the prison, they should be released either this afternoon or tomorrow.

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