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Crown Wants Death Penalty in McCartney Case

The Crown yesterday sought the death penalty for Thorne Edwards and a maximum sentence of life imprisonment for Lyndera Curry who were both convicted of the murder of prominent businessman Kurt McCartney back in October 2013.

 During yesterday’s proceedings before Senior Justice Stephen Isaacs, prosecutor Roger Thompson said the convicts represented a clear danger to society and that their lack of remorse and admission of guilt indicates that they do not possess the ability to be rehabilitated.

 It was furthermore stated that Edwards in particular was armed with a weapon therefore he had the intent to kill Mr. McCartney.

 Thompson told the courts that the crime committed was brutal, inhumane and planned seeing that when the accused arrived at The Last Man standing bar, Curry while having a conversation with the deceased then signaled Edwards who then shot McCartney in the head.

 The two then entered the deceased’s vehicle, a Hummer, and fled the scene.

 Geoffrey Farquharson, who represents Edwards, rejected the crown’s submission holding that the death sentence is inappropriate and refuted other suggestions made by Mr. Thompson that robbery was also a motive because the convicts took Mr. McCartney’s vehicle.

 Pending a question, Sonia Timothy, who represents Curry has for a doctor concerned with the trial, the matter was adjourned until 9:30am this morning.


Written by Jones Bahamas

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