New trial date for attempted hijacker's father

No. 46 Wednesday, January 27, 2010
A new trial date has been set for Earl Fray, father of 21 year-old Stephen Fray, who attempted to hijack CANJET flight 918 in April, 2009.
   Fray, 51, of Albion, St. James, is charged with negligence for allegedly failing to secure a firearm properly.
His trial was supposed to start on Monday, January 25, but prosecutors requested a new date to put certain things in order.
   A new date has been set for June 21. Authorities say the younger Fray stole his father’s .38 revolver on April 19,2009, which he later used to carry out an attempted hijacking of CanJet charter Flight 918, which was parked on the tarmac of the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay. The aircraft was heading to Halifax, Canada.
   The son allegedly fired the handgun into the air, as he kept 159 passengers and crew hostage. He also took money from passengers and demanded to be flown off the island.
He released the passengers within an hour, but held the crew of six for over eight hours prior to being captured.
   No one was hurt in the ordeal. Fray was sentenced to 83 years in prison, but will likely only spend 20 years behind bars.

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