Kenrick Tyson sentenced to life imprisonment for murder

first_imgLocalNews Kenrick Tyson sentenced to life imprisonment for murder by: – March 28, 2012 Share Kenrick Tyson. Life in prison is the sentence Kenrick Tyson was given when he appeared before Judge Bernie Stephenson Brooks in the High Court on Wednesday Morning.On February 23rd, 2012 a nine member jury found Tyson guilty of murdering Cecil James of Concord between the 9th and 10th of May, 2009.Based on the evidence led in Court Tyson struck James on the head with a piece of 2 x 4” wood and he was found laying on his bed at Hibiscus Valley Inn in Concord by a co-worker Nigel Warrington on the 10th of May, 2009.The Director of Public Prosecutions Gene Pestaina called eight witnesses to testify including the former girl friend of the accused whose testimony implicated him.It was her evidence that both she and the accused waited for the deceased outside his house in a ‘shack’, saw James come home, waited until he went to sleep and struck him on the head three times with a piece of wood.The defence team did not call any witnesses after the state closed its case but made an application for a no case submission. Defense counsel Wayne Norde told the Court that the Prosecution failed to provide evidence; pathologist report or autopsy report, indicating what the cause of death was and without that crucial evidence he argued the trial should be dismissed.That submission was not upheld by Justice Stevenson Brooks and the jury proceeded to deliberate and found Tyson guilty.Based on a pre-sentence social inquiry and psychiatric report which was ordered by Justice Stevenson-Brooks, Tyson, who is the father of 6 children, was brought up in a “destitute upbringing”. He was also portrayed as “aggressive, a known criminal element in society and one who terrorized the community” by members of his community.The report also made reference to Tysons’ alcohol use and that he had shown “no remorse for his actions”.The psychiatric report from consultant psychiatrist Dr. Griffin Benjamin stated that Tyson was not diagnosed with any “psychiatric conditions and that he had not accepted responsibility for the murder”.Benjamin’s report further stated that Tyson had showed very little remorse for his actions”.In her sentencing report Justice Brooks said she noted that Tyson had suffered “the loss of a limb during the ordeal,” however she also considered that he “failed to show remorse for his actions” coupled with the “bad social inquiry report painted by members of his community and peers”.Justice Stevenson-Brooks said the murder was “coldblooded, brutal and senseless” and there is need to send a “strong message to all, that crimes which ultimately result in the death of a person will not be tolerated”.She said “the aggravating factors had outweighed the mitigation facts” but she will “temper justice with mercy” and sentence him to life imprisonment for a crime which carries a penalty of death.Tyson who was represented by Wayne Norde disclosed to reporters after the sentencing that he intends to appeal the sentence.Dominica Vibes News Share Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! 111 Views   one comment Tweetlast_img read more

Success: Adna Borić – European Taekwondo Cadet Vice-Champion

first_img(Source: A young B&H taekwondo player, Adna Borić, won the silver medal at the European Taekwondo Cadet Championship in Strasbourg, France.The member of Novi Grad Sarajevo Taekwondo Club beat all of her rivals in the qualifying matches in the category up to 59 kg, as well as the representative of Italy in the sixteenth round, the Croatian representative in the quarterfinals, and the Spanish competitor in the semi-finals match. She lost in the final match against the Russian representative, on the golden point in the fourth, additional round.Five more athletes were representing B&H at the Championship, three of which were defeated in the battle for a medal and thus qualified in fifth place.Sadmir Habibović (Novi Grad, Sarajevo), who defeated opponents from Ukraine and Russia in the category up to 41 kg, lost against the German representative in the battle for a medal.last_img read more