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UPDATE: Keno Allen sentenced to 15 years for attempting to choke

- gets 10 years for robbery & 2 years for indecent assault; sentences to run concurrently
Keno Allen, the man who pleaded not guilty to the charges of attempting to choke, indecent assault and robbery was found guilty in the High Court on May 29, 2013. He was given 15 years for attempting to choke, 10 years for robbery and 2 years for indecent assault. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The man who was found guilty of attempting to choke, indecent assault and robbery, Keno Allen, was given a heavy prison sentence by Justice Kelvin John moments ago in the High Court, May 30, 2013.

Allen was sentenced to 15 years for the offence of attempting to choke, 10 years for robbery and 2 years for indecent assault. The sentences will run concurrently effective May 13, 2012.

Justice John told the court and more specifically Allen that it had hit him that the offences were committed just a few days before the celebration of women, Mother's Day. 

He noted also that he couldn't fathom how Allen, who represented the Virgin Islands in basketball and would have been a member of a karate group, could have become what he is today since both sports promote discipline.

Allen's lawyer attempted to establish that her client was the product of a broken home and may have fallen prey to peer pressure and other likely influences. This did not go down well with Justice John who noted that Allen has what it takes to charter a better course for his life. 

See previous article posted on May 29, 2013

Drama in HC as Allen found guilty

- sentencing set for May 30, 2013

The Judge presiding over the trial of Keno Allen, Mr Kelvin John, was forced to strongly rebuke the accused as he was refusing to cooperate with the court after the jury's decision was announced in the High Court on May 29, 2013.

The jury unanimously found Keno Allen guilty of all three charges to which he had pleaded not guilty.

When asked if he had anything to say having heard the jury's decision, Allen angrily retorted "Me went home, man say one thing, woman say nothing and you all sending me to jail? Me aint do nothing I is a working man. I don't want to hear anything more from yall."

His attorney Ruthilia Maximus attempted to contain her client but he insisted on raising his voice and disregarding the court's order to sit and be silent. "I am reminding you that you are in the court and I am ordering you to cooperate with the court and sit," said Justice John.

Justice John then informed the court that sentencing is set for tomorrow May 30, 2013.

Asked if he understood the decision of the court, Allen retorted again, "I aint want hear nothing, I want to go to the back. Can't I go to the back, I aint hearing nothing right now."

He was then told to return to the court tomorrow and that he has been further remanded until the sentencing.

See previous article posted on May 29, 2013:

Jury to decide soon for Keno Allen

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Keno Allen, the man who has pleaded not guilty to the charges of attempting to choke, indecent assault and robbery will soon know his faith as a jury is in deliberation.

The High Court trial commenced on May 22, 2013 before Justice Kelvin John and a panel of jury. Allen is represented by attorney at Law Ruthilia Maximus.

The court was told that on May 11, 2012, Allen allegedly attempted to choke, indecently assaulted and robbed Ms Ann Nichole Perry.

It is alleged that the incident took place during the night of May 11, when Ms Perry was on Main Street in the Vicinity of the commercial court, as she was heading to the Dove Restaurant. A male allegedly approached the virtual complaint and stated that he was a police officer who was assisting the Superintendent of Police in a matter. The accused allegedly informed Ms Perry that her assistance was required. In the first instance she refused but complied when told by the accused to accompany him to the office of the Superintendent of Police.

On the way to the Superintendent of Police's office, the VC was allegedly pushed into an ally-way where she was choked, assaulted and robbed. The accused fled the scene after someone allegedly approached.

Two persons, who allegedly rescued the VC, were among those who gave testimony in the trial.

33 Responses to “UPDATE: Keno Allen sentenced to 15 years for attempting to choke ”

  • ccc (29/05/2013, 14:58) Like (1) Dislike (142) Reply
    free he meshon
    • Final say (29/05/2013, 16:19) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
      @ccc. Just shut up!!!!!
      That call isn't yours. Since when do guilty people walk free?? Moo moo!!
    • ann (29/05/2013, 17:39) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      leave him rot in Balo for a lil while longer time
    • jail bird (29/05/2013, 18:04) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      attempting to choke, indecent assault and robbery are serious offences and have serious consequences for the victims.
  • Comment (29/05/2013, 15:31) Like (6) Dislike (19) Reply
    Is this story about ALLEN or HART???????????
  • mary j (29/05/2013, 15:31) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    oh gosh another wasted life
    • DADDY FRIDAY (30/05/2013, 07:36) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Well nothing change if you do the crime then take the time yall
  • 8 ball (29/05/2013, 17:43) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hope he becomes a basket ball coach in b guth!
  • look here (30/05/2013, 05:48) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply

    so what happened to CHAPPY'S r**e case.......?

  • love boat (30/05/2013, 07:35) Like (0) Dislike (6) Reply
    i WAS IN COURT HOW Chappy ratting so?......
    • Are You For Real (31/05/2013, 21:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Are you serious to ask such a question? That is his responsibility as a citizen of this country. This is why so many other crimes are unsolved.......people who know what happened in these crimes, keep things quiet and let the murderers and thieves go free. Chappy is a Brave citizen for doing the right thing. What is she was your mother, sister, wife, daughter or niece?
  • tt (30/05/2013, 17:43) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Too long this is not justice
  • bvi (30/05/2013, 20:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This sentence is wrong wrong
  • Tola Man (30/05/2013, 20:34) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    That woman could have been your mother, sister ,your girlfriend and we can go on and on so think A$$$$$$$ you would have want some one to say who they see in the area.
  • . (30/05/2013, 22:35) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    That was too harsh man.
  • Hmm (30/05/2013, 23:51) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Is this guy not mental? This is how we solve our problem
  • about time (31/05/2013, 07:18) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Finally the judges here are handing out sentences that should make some people think twice before doing stupidness.

    What always amazes me is how people will stand by the side of the CRIMINAL and say that the judgement was too harsh. Harshness is what is needed!
  • Hmm (31/05/2013, 11:10) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    He mental n ppl know this help the people before they hurt others
  • Do The Time (31/05/2013, 11:12) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good job justice John. send a strong message out there to the wanna bee wansters. Tami, Redhead and John are the Perfect Magistrate and Judges for this Territory!!
  • HAHA (31/05/2013, 19:57) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
  • foolish comments by foolish people (01/06/2013, 15:44) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    You fools are an embarrassment to yourselves, your parents and this Country I hope the rest of the world that read the crap and base filth you post do not think that decent bonified Virgin Islanders write stuff like that. Do you know the maximum penalties for these crimes before you bawl out unfair? obviously not as it is obvious you fools lack the skills to read i ll tell you robbery is a maximum sentence LIFE, attempted to choke ( which is equivalent to attempted murder ) is a maximum sentence of LIFE. so 15 years for choking is TOO Less and 10 years for robbery is TOO less especially as this fool was already in jail for robbery he obviously didn't feel phased from that sentence so he comes out and does it again. Furthermore he attacked a female , it if was your mother, wife, girlfriend, sister, auntie, granny, niece etc you would want to the judge to bring fire and hell in the sentence. so please people think before you post stop making Virgin Islanders look like we have no sense. The sentence is justified let him appeal if he doesn't like and if he gets out early and comes and chokes one of you, don't complain remember you were bawling his sentence is too long. His locking up is needed for the safety of our community.

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