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Murder convict to appeal death sentence

Attorneys for murder convict Dwayne Omar Alleyne say they are heading to the Court of Appeal.

A 12-member jury on Friday found Alleyne, 30, of Maynards, St Peter guilty of murdering Paul Hope in February 2008.

Alleyne also known as “Steppin” was sentence to death by hanging.

“We will appeal the sentence,” his lead attorney Angella Mitchell-Gittens told Barbados TODAY Monday afternoon.

“The sentence is death. You can’t leave it like that, you have to appeal,” the attorney explained.

Following a two week trial presided over by Madam Justice Jacqueline Cornelius, it took the jury just over an hour to reach the unanimous guilty verdict, which saw Alleyne being sentenced to death.

Hope, 29, of Clarke’s Road, Ashton Hall, St Peter, was shot to death while at Maynards Peter. 

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