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Compay guilty again

Compay guilty again

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“His neck will pop this time!”

That was the comment made by contracted State Prosecutor Arthur Williams at the end of Daniel “Compay” Trimmingham’s retrial for murder Tuesday afternoon. {{more}}

Williams said earlier this week that he had tendered all the prosecution evidence, leaving no ground for appeal by the defence. He commended the trial judge, Justice Louise Blenman, saying she did an excellent job in addressing the jury. He, however, indicated his belief that the defence may still move to appeal.

For the second time in one year, a 12-member jury has found Compay guilty of the murder of 68-year-old Albert “Bertie” Browne of Carriere. He is expected to be sentenced on December 8.

The farmer’s headless corpse was found in a banana field in Carriere Mountain on January 8, 2002. Compay was previously convicted and sentenced to hang for Browne’s murder last November. But, he appealed the conviction and sentence and won. The Appeal Court then ordered a retrial.

Compay Trimmingham was represented by barrister Kay Bacchus-Browne.

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