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Convict ‘deeply regrets’ killing jasmine belle

COURT TODAY BLOCKSometime between February 19 and 20, 2002, Trevor St Elmo Ashley Taylor killed Jasmine Belle.

Belle was strangled and sexually assaulted at Melverton, St George, while on her way to church.

Taylor, who had been in prison since 2003, previously pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to manslaughter.

Mitigating today, Taylor said he “deeply regret[ted] the incident” and was “quite ashamed”.

The manslayer was before Justice Randall Worrell in the No. 5 Supreme Court.

“If it was possible for me to give my life in exchange for the deceased, I would not hesitate to do so,” Taylor said.

He also asked the court to consider the time he had already spent on remand in relation to this matter.

Taylor, who is representing himself, returns to court on March 11 for the time he had spent on remand to be presented to the court.

He is also expected to be sentenced on that date.

6 Responses to Convict ‘deeply regrets’ killing jasmine belle

  1. Traytray Mitchell
    Traytray Mitchell February 27, 2016 at 6:22 am

    Sorry won’t bring her back to life

  2. Pee Parris
    Pee Parris February 27, 2016 at 7:24 am

    Can’t control your sexual desires, now you sorry, that’s a life that cannot be given back!

  3. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner February 27, 2016 at 7:24 am

    Over 14 f – -king years and a murder case in Barbados still not resolve, plus accuse allowed to represent himself what kind of garbage third world country system is this.Seriously cannot talk about Barbados to outsiders without letting them know how beyond third world the place is, forget about nice beaches the place is pretty much in the gutter which we all know was cause by stupid dumb politicians from both political parties.

  4. Wayne R Cadogan February 27, 2016 at 8:04 am

    Wow, 16 years for this matter to come before the law courts for hearing. No wonder that the crime rate is escalating to such escalating heights!

  5. Sun shine February 27, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    Rawl u do not know the curcamstances of this case this man actualy had more than one lawyer which he fired. This case started he pleaded guily then he changed his mind. He played the system all this time

  6. Sonia Watson February 28, 2016 at 4:54 am

    I cannot understand either why the family have to wait 14. Years for justice , ridiculous . Why is this represented or not . Backward is the word and must be addressed , must .


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