Physician Says Stab Wound Led To Student's Death In After-School Fight


Tribune Staff Reporter


A JURY heard from a physician yesterday on the cause of death of a 17-year-old CV Bethel student who died following an after-school scuffle.

Dr Caryn Sands, a pathologist at the Princess Margaret Hospital, testified that Jamil Wilchcombe had suffered a stab wound in his chest, some five inches below the collarbone and an abrasion to the elbow.

Dr Sands noted that Wilchcombe died as a result of bleeding into his chest cavity and around the heart due to the stab wound.

The abrasion to the elbow, she said, could have been caused from a knife.

Kendario Bain, Owen McKenzie and Donald Nottage are facing charges of murder, causing harm and attempted robbery before Senior Justice Stephen Isaacs.

It is claimed that on February 21, 2008, Bain and McKenzie intentionally caused the death of Wilchcombe by means of unlawful harm. All three are also alleged to have caused harm to Lee-Sanchez Dormeus and Nottage is claimed to have attempted to rob the victim of a Verizon Z3 GSM cellular phone.

Dormeus, then 16, had left school that afternoon to go to a nearby barbershop on East Street South when a young man attempted to take his cellular phone from him. This led to a fight between the two and two other young men joined in to attack Dormeus.

His 17-year-old brother, Wilchcombe, tried to intervene on his sibling’s behalf, but was fatally stabbed.

Roger Thompson is prosecuting the case while lawyers Ian Cargill, Michael Kemp and Wallace Rolle are defending the three accused men against the charges they have denied committing.

The trial resumes today before Senior Justice Stephen Isaacs.

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