Sunday 19 May, 2019

‘Tarpaulin killer’ looking to benefit from Sentence Reduction Day

Phillip Brown, the so-called ‘tarpaulin killer’, who is charged with the murder of his ex-girlfriend, 31-year-old Kerry-Ann Wilson, at an apartment in St Andrew last December, is expected to plead guilty on October 19, a Sentence Reduction Day in the Supreme Court, in the hope of benefiting from the special arrangements on the day.

A decision on the matter was announced by his legal representative in the Home Circuit Court when Brown appeared there on Thursday.

It is understood that his legal representative has applied for Brown to be charged with the lesser offence of manslaughter, reportedly on the basis of a claim that the accused man was drunk at the time Wilson was killed.

In court, the prosecution opposed the application, with evidence being cited that Brown bludgeoned Wilson with a hammer.

The woman’s body was found wrapped in tarpaulin outside the Crystal Towers apartment complex on Old Hope Road in St Andrew, opposite the Police Commissioner’s Office, on December 10 last year.

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