Death sentence

25-year-old found guilty of murder

COURT TODAY BLOCKA hushed silence swept across Court No. 5 of the Supreme Court this afternoon when Carlton Junior Hall was found guilty of murder.

Hall grabbed his head and stared in disbelief when the 12-member jury, after deliberating for a shade under two hours, found him guilty of killing Adrian Wilkinson in Speightstown, St Peter on August 14, 2011.

Moments later, the 25-year-old shop assistant of 2nd Avenue, Chapman Lane, St Michael was sentenced to hang by Justice Jacqueline Cornelius.

As he stood in the dock, Hall turned around to look at family members behind him, before swinging around and glaring at the jury fiendishly.

Even as he was being led out of the courtroom by prison officers, Hall once again turned around and glared at the jury before making his final exit.

A look of relief was etched across the faces of family members of the deceased who had been present everyday of the trial.

Principal Crown Counsel Anthony Blackman and Oliver Thomas were the prosecutors, while Queen’s Counsel Andrew Pilgrim represented Hall.

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