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Weather Delays Prince Hepburn Sentence Delayed

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

PRINCE Hepburn’s sentence for the murder of Nellie Brown-Cox has been delayed again – this time because of the weather.

A week ago, Hepburn was scheduled to be sentenced. However, the probation report was not ready and his attorney, Murrio Ducille, was also before another court for a high-profile case.

It was stood down to May 30.

Yesterday, Justice Indra Charles was unable to deal with Hepburn’s sentencing because the ceiling in her office collapsed due to rain from the thunderstorm on Wednesday evening.

Being unable to work because of the setback, Justice Charles told the prosecution, defence, probation officer and psychiatrist that sentencing would be deferred to June 12.

Hepburn was not brought down to court.

On March 27, Hepburn was found guilty of the April 2011 death of Brown-Cox.

Brown-Cox was found dead in the kitchen of an apartment on Bougainvillea Blvd, South Beach, with multiple stab wounds.

Hepburn, her partner at the time, was charged in connection with her death six days later when he was arraigned in the Magistrate’s Court.

Since his arraignment in the Supreme Court, Hepburn had denied the murder charge and through his attorney Mr Ducille, maintained that he could not accept responsibility for murder because he was not in the right frame of mind as testified by Dr Michael Neville, a psychiatrist of more than 30 years experience.

Mr Ducille has already indicated his intention of appealing because of the speed with which the verdict was returned.

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