Jamaican freed of bomb charges in Orlando

ORLANDO – Jamaican national, Kevin Christopher Brown, was released from jail in Orlando, Florida, on Monday (June 15) without a trial, according to his attorney, also a Jamaican national, Wayne Golding.

Mr. Brown, a former US Army veteran, was detained at the Orlando International Airport, in April last year, for attempting to carry what was described as bomb components aboard Air Jamaica’s flight 80 from Orlando to Montego Bay. He was subsequently charged in US Federal Court with attempting to bring an explosive or incendiary device on an airplane.

Mr. Wayne Golding said that he argued successfully before a judge that Brown had not committed the offence for which he was being accused and was subsequently incarcerated unfairly awaiting trial.

In a statement to JIS News, Mr. Golding said that the “US Government conceded in open court that they could not prove charges that the items carried by Mr. Brown did not constitute an explosive or incendiary device.”

Meanwhile, Mr. Golding is urging the traveling public to pay attention and adhere to the simple rules and regulations concerning immigration and customs, especially with contents and mixtures that can be misconstrued for the purpose that it was meant directly.

Attorney Golding continued that Mr. Brown, a resident of the United States is not expected to face deportation on his release. “Presently, he has been reunited with his family and will be able to spend Father’s Day with his son whom he has not seen for 14 months” according to Mr. Golding.

Mr. Golding also pointed out that his client had expressed gratitude to families and friends across the Diaspora, including the Consulate General of Jamaica for the support he received during that time.

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