Port Elizabeth man slapped with 10-year jail term for attempted murder

OCTOBER 24, 2016

A 22-year-old Port Elizabeth man, Dillon Willams, was on Friday handed a 10-year prison sentence by the Port Elizabeth Regional Court, which convicted him on charges of attempted murder, possession of firearm and possession of ammunition.

According to Port Elizabeth police; "On 12 October 2015, Williams walked up to the complainant in Govan Mbeki avenue [in Port Elizabeth] and shot him twice.

"He accused the complainant of shooting at another gang member’s house. The accused was later arrested and charged."

Williams was later arrested by police.

His sentence was as follows: 10 years for attempted murder - of which 3 years is suspended for 5 years ; possession of illegal firearm – 6 years and possession of ammunition – 2 years imprisonment .

"The possession of ammunition case will run concurrently with the possession of illegal firearm of which half of the possession of firearm case will run concurrently with the attempted murder," said police.

In effect, Williams will serve 10 years imprisonment.