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Man reads scriptures, prays before hearing guilty verdict

Man reads scriptures, prays  before hearing guilty verdict

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Before the jury returned with their verdict, Osrick “Herbs-I” Young sat quietly in the courtroom reading the New Testament, spoke to himself, and prayed.{{more}}

As soon as it was announced that the jury was ready, Young calmly placed the testament in his pocket and slowly walked up to the prisoner’s dock to hear his fate.

On Thursday at the High Court, after approximately two hours of deliberation, the 12-member mixed jury, found Young, a resident of Chapmans Village, guilty of the 2009 murder of Grenadian, Phil “Greenz” Henry.

Young stood in the dock with his hands in front of him. And, as the jury foreman announced the guilty verdict, the accused man’s facial expression grew sour.

He was also convicted of possession of a firearm to cause an offence and possession of firearm with intent to injure.

Henry died as a result of a gunshot wound to his face on April 17, 2009, at Morne Ronde Mountains.

Prosecution witness Wayne “Stiah” Dublin, a farmer of South Rivers, told the court that he was sitting close to his shed, cleaning marijuana with the deceased, when the accused and another man, Kenroy “Crabby” Glasgow, fired at them with shotguns.

He said that when both men fired at them, he jumped over an embankment. He said while over the embankment, about six shots were fired in his direction.

He added that there had been an argument the day before the incident between the three men over money and marijuana.

During the case, it was agreed that Young was going to take a certain course of action, but following a break during the proceedings, Young said he decided that he was going to fight the charge.

In a police statement, the Young said it was Glasgow who killed the deceased.

Glasgow, who was also charged in the same matter, pleaded guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter last week and was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment.

Attorney Jomo Thomas represented Young.

Sentencing is set for February 19, 2013. (KW)

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