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Compay must pay

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Daniel “Compay” Trimmingham seems to be running out of luck as he moves one step closer to the hangman’s noose.

Trimmingham’s appeals against his conviction and death sentence were both dismissed.{{more}}

On Wednesday, October 12, the Court of Appeal convened in Kingstown with Justices Michael Gordon, Dennis Barrow and Chief Justice Acting, Brian Alleyne. The sentence of death was affirmed.

Richard Williams of Williams and Williams represented the Crown while Kay Bacchus Browne represented the appellant.

It is expected that an appeal will be made to the Privy Council on Trimmingham’s behalf.

On January 8, 2003, 68-year-old Albert “Bertie” Browne, a resident of Carriere was viciously killed when his head was severed.

During the case Noreen Jackson, Browne’s sister recalled how she fainted on January 9, 2003, when the headless body of her brother was discovered in the Akers Mountain where he was brutally murdered while tending his animals.

Dudley Tesheira on the other hand explained how he discovered Browne’s body buried in a shallow grave.

Trevor Bailey, at the time a Sergeant at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) told the court how he came upon Browne’s head some 300ft away from where the body was discovered. The detective said following footprints, he discovered Browne’s head buried in a banana hole, wrapped in a pair of trousers.

Besides facing a murder charge in the Browne case Trimmingham had also faced a count of murder for the death of Phillip Antoine of Riley who was killed May 1st, 2002.

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