A woman who denied a charge involving a can of pepper spray was scheduled for trial in Grand Court next year.
Josefina McLean-Shaqaqui pleaded not guilty to aiding and abetting the possession of a prohibited weapon, namely a can of pepper spray, by another person on or about June 20, 2014.
In Grand Court on Friday, Justice Malcolm Swift set her trial to begin on April 11, 2016. The defendant’s bail was continued until then.
According to the Penal Code, prohibited weapon means “any machine gun, submachine gun, automatic rifle or any weapon of any description or design, adapted for the discharge of any noxious liquid or gas and includes any blackjack, bludgeon, crossbow, flick knife, gravity knife or knuckle duster.”
The Penal Code also states that when an offense is committed, anyone who aids or abets another person in committing the offense is deemed to have taken part in committing the offense.
The maximum punishment for importing or carrying a prohibited weapon is 10 years imprisonment and a fine of $10,000.