By LAMECH JOHNSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
A MAN sentenced to 35 years’ imprisonment in connection with a murder outside of a nightclub in Abaco intends to appeal his conviction.
Nevin Curry’s lawyer, Murrio Ducille, confirmed to The Tribune after sentencing that his client’s appeal had already been prepared and filed.
Curry was convicted of the February 26, 2012 shooting death of Stanley McIntosh III.
The incident occurred at a Junkanoo after-party at Solid Gold nightclub.
Witnesses met up with McIntosh at the club following Junkanoo. Upon leaving the club, witnesses saw McIntosh and another man bump into each other, which resulted in an exchange of words that escalated into a fight.
McIntosh was shot after two men, intervening on his behalf, pulled the men he was fighting with off him.
The witnesses in the case claimed that Curry was the one who shot McIntosh. Curry maintained that he was not responsible for the murder, but a jury found him guilty of the offence.
Justice Carolita Bethell, yesterday, determined that 35 years imprisonment was a reasonable punishment, taking into account all of the circumstances in the case.
Curry, however, will serve 31 years in prison after his time on remand was taken into account.