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Sentencing for Man Convicted of Manslaughter Delayed

The sentencing of a man who was convicted of manslaughter was adjourned for the second time on Tuesday.

Andrew Knowles, better known as “Yellow,” was acquitted of murder but convicted of manslaughter by provocation back in March of this year for the killing of Delsean Bullard.

According to reports, in January of 2010, Knowles had gotten into an argument with the victim which quickly spiraled to a physical brawl.

Knowles said the victim threatened him with a cutlass and hit him in his head. Knowles left the scene and returned with a shotgun and fired several shots.

Knowles told police he did not mean to kill Bullard; his only intent was to fire a warning shot.

However, Bullard was hit and died on the scene.

An autopsy revealed numerous pellets were found in his corpse.

In court on Tuesday, a hopeful Knowles along with his family waiting for his sentence were told by Justice Bernard Turner that he needed time to consider the submissions of prosecutor Koschina Marshall.

Marshall, who was absent at the first sentencing which was scheduled for last Thursday, suggested Knowles be sentenced to a minimum of 18 years because she said, he did not show enough remorse.

Justice Turner questioned the prosecutor’s absence who in return blamed Attorney Murrio Ducille for withholding the sentencing date after he requested that it be rescheduled.

Marshall told the court that Ducille “lied to her face.” Ducille denied her accusations and told the court that Marshall needed to “keep it to herself.”

Justice Turner called the entire misunderstanding a “lack of communication.”

He told the court he needed more time to consider the prosecutions submissions and adjourned the sentencing until Thursday at noon.

Knowles remains in police custody.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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