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Jury In Student Murder Trial Excused

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

The jury in the Supreme Court murder trial of high school student Adonai Wilson was excused on Friday due to lengthy legal discussions between the Crown and the defence counsel.

The 12-member jury hearing evidence relating to the December 9, 2015 stabbing death of the 16-year-old boy was excused by Justice Bernard Turner.

They were ordered to return on Monday for the continuation of the case against the 18-year-old accused, who is now the sole remaining defendant in the case.

On Thursday, two teens – aged 17 and 15 – who were also on trial for the murder of Wilson, changed their pleas.

The 17-year-old pleaded not guilty to murder, but admitted guilt to the lesser charge of manslaughter. He received a sentence of nine years after the judge took into account his time spent on remand and the fact that he pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

Meanwhile, the 15-year-old pleaded not guilty to murder, but admitted to attempted causing harm. He was given a sentence of six months to be served at the Simpson Penn Centre for Boys.

The 18-year-old accused who remains on trial maintains he did not intentionally or unlawfully cause Wilson’s death. Murrio Ducille is defending him.

According to initial reports, the victim – who was a Doris Johnson Senior High School student at the time of this death – was stabbed multiple times during an argument with several other students. This occurred shortly after school was dismissed early because of exams. He died in hospital a short time later.

The incident took place around 2pm on Prince Charles Drive and a graphic cell phone video of the incident was spread on social media.

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