Eight of the defendants in the One Don Gang trial have denied knowing the alleged leader of the gang, Andre "Blackman" Bryan, stating that they are law abiding citizens who are focused on their jobs.
One of the defendants, Khalifa Williams, on Wednesday told the Home Circuit Court that he was not a member of a criminal network.
Mr. Williams, who is 33 years old, said he was a labourer and did not know "Blackman", before the trial.
However, he said he knew four of the defendants who are from his community.
Earlier in the trial, a former don-turned-state witness testified that he saw Mr. Williams, who he referred to as "Barber", carrying an M16 rifle in Lauriston, St. Catherine.
During cross-examination by the prosecution, Mr. Williams denied going by the name "Barber".
The prosecution also suggested to Mr. Williams that he knew Andre Bryan before the case and was a contract killer who carried out hits on behalf of Mr. Bryan.
Another defendant, Pete Miller, said he would never join the gang because one of the accused killed his father.