Friday 3 April, 2020

Dexter Pottinger’s killer to serve 12 years in prison for the crime

The man who pleaded guilty to manslaughter in relation to the 2017 killing of popular fashion designer, Dexter Pottinger, has been sentenced to serve 12 years in prison for the offence.

Romario Brown, a 23-year-old tattoo artist from Stony Hill, St Andrew, was sentenced in the Home Circuit Court in Kingston on Thursday.

Brown had confessed to the killing, and on April 10 this year, also pleaded guilty to larceny from the dwelling and simple larceny.

He received a sentence of 12 years for manslaughter, four years for larceny from the dwelling, and a year for simple larceny.

But presiding Judge, Justice Lorna Shelly Williams, ordered that the sentences are to run concurrently.

Pottinger’s body was found with over 20 stab wounds at his Yarico Place home in the Kingston 20 area in late afternoon on August 31, 2017.

In court, it was stated that Brown stabbed Pottinger at the latter’s home after the fashion designer suddenly appeared before him naked with an erect penis while the two were at the dwelling.

Pottinger was reportedly stabbed some 25 times all about his body.

The killing reportedly took place on August 29, the same day Pottinger bailed Brown on a charge of possessing offensive weapons, and took him home.

Brown claimed to have known Pottinger for only a week before their fatal, final encounter.

After the killing, Brown took Pottinger's motor vehicle, a television set and a watch from the home. The police later recovered the vehicle and subsequently, the other stolen items from Brown.

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