8 Years in US Prison for Bermudian Andre Trott

March 24, 2010

Bermudian Andre Trott received an eight year prison sentence this afternoon [Mar 24] in New Jersey for driving the getaway car from a murder and crashing the car into three other cars, seriously injuring one person.

The 29 year old Bermudian is from Sandys Parish, and must serve 85% of his sentence before being eligible for parole. He also must pay $7,914 in restitution to the woman he injured during the escape attempt.

Carla McCray, the mother of the deceased victim, said her son and Andre Trott were friends, and that he had been welcomed into her family.

American authorities said Mr. Trott was a ’5 Star General’ of the infamous Bloods street gang, a charge his attorney denied. According to American press [1,2], Assistant Prosecutor Keith Warburton said after the hearing that Bermudian officials had provided that information.

Andre Trott in court. Credit: Tom Haydon/The Star-Ledger

Andre Trott in court. Credit: Tom Haydon/The Star-Ledger


Mr. Trott and the accused gunman, Cadre Williams, were arrested within one hour of the May 7, 2009 shooting, which claimed the life of Shakir McCray.

Both men were charged with murder, however Mr. Williams hung himself with a bed sheet a week after being arrested. He had apparently confessed to the murder prior to committing suicide.

This lead to the murder charges against Andre Trott being dropped, as authorities said that with the shooter being deceased, proving “shared intent” for the murder would be difficult. Mr. Trott’s bail was set at over a million dollars in order to prevent him returning home to Bermuda.

Before he was sentenced Mr. Trott told the court:

I extend my deepest sympathies to the family of the deceased and I apologize to my family.

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