Thursday 20 September, 2018

‘Tarpaulin killer’ pleads guilty, eyes sentence reduction

Phillip Brown

Phillip Brown

Phillip Brown, the so-called ‘tarpaulin killer’, who is accused of killing his ex-girlfriend, 31-year-old Kerry-Ann Wilson, at an apartment in St Andrew last December, plead guilty to the charge in the Home Circuit Court on Thursday.

Brown is hoping to benefit from the special arrangements during the ongoing Sentence Reduction Day, his legal representative said.

Wilson'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.

The Sentence Reduction Day programme, first done on May 22, is being implemented by the Criminal Case Management Steering Committee, which has as its mandate the implementation of policies and strategies that are geared towards the administration of justice in a timely manner in all the courts.

The initiative was implemented as a measure to reduce the large number of cases pending trial.