Guilty verdict for Aaron and Howell

Aview Howell (l) and girlfriend Georgette Aaron (r)

Another conviction has been handed down against Georgette Aaron and Ithrone Howell after they were respectively found guilty of receiving a stolen cellular phone and a passport.

The duo was made infamous by their connection to convicted murderer Avie Howell, who was found guilty of killing a British couple honeymooning in Antigua & Barbuda in 2008.

Ithrone, his younger brother, Avie and Avie’s then girlfriend, Aaron, were jointly charged for burglary. However, the younger Howell was shot and killed by police in 2014, after he escaped from prison and before facing the court on the charge.

Last Friday, after the four-day trial, a 12-member jury returned a unanimous verdict against Aaron and Howell in the High Court.

The prosecution’s case stated that the trio broke and entered the Browne’s Avenue house of Yvonne George, some time between June 1 and 2, 2008 and stole US$370, a passport, six bottles of perfume, 10 pieces of jewellery, and four cellular phones, all amounting to $14,557.50.

Defence attorney Ralph Francis submitted to the court that there was no evidence to support the charge of burglary.

There’s more in today’s Daily Observer.