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Thursday, 22 November 2012 00:00

On Wednesday, November 21st, 2012, a jury of 12 people stepped into the deliberating room to decide the fate of 24-year-old Gregory August, a Construction Worker of Western Paradise Village, who was accused of the murder of 73-year-old Alvin Alpheus Robinson. Robinson had been killed inside his pimento home on the night of May 23rd, 2009.

Robinson was stabbed multiple times to the neck and face and died as a result.

After deliberating for 4 hours and 12 minutes, they concluded that August was guilty of Robinson’s murder based on circumstantial evidence as no one saw him commit the murder.

During the trial, a neighbor placed August in Robinson’s yard. There was other evidence linking August to the crime including a bloody pair of Air Nikes, a white shirt and footprints he left on one of Robinson’s sheets. 

Sentencing for August has been deferred until Monday, November 26th.

The prosecution headed by Crown Counsel, Stevannie Duncan argued that in May of 2009, August and another man killed the senior citizen. The Crown’s allegations were that the act was committed shortly after August had a confrontation with the Robinson’s grandson in which he was slapped. Words were exchanged and according to three of Robinson’s grandchildren, August said that he would return.