By LAMECH JOHNSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
MISSING portions of trial transcripts have led to a delay in the appeal of a man challenging his conviction and 18-year-sentence for manslaughter.
Kevano Musgrove appeared before the Court of Appeal yesterday with his lawyer Stanley Rolle, who informed the court that he had not received the trial judge’s summation of the evidence to the jury.
Due to this, the appellate court adjourned the proceedings to July 24 for a substantive hearing.
In July 2012, the 28-year-old Highbury Park resident was sentenced to 18 years in prison for the February 25, 2010, shooting to death of David Bowleg Jr.
According to a confession statement presented by the prosecution during the trial, Musgrove admitted to shooting Bowleg, because he believed the deceased had put a bounty on his head.
Musgrove reportedly said he had watched Bowleg pull up in the driveway of his home and enter through an unlocked door. Having a gun on hand while waiting in a hallway, he shot Bowleg Jr in the shoulder before binding him with tape and dragging him back to the Honda Accord in which he had arrived.
After driving to Holiday Drive, Musgrove is alleged to have shot Bowleg again before calling someone to pick him up.