A 12 member jury of seven women and five men deliberated for over two hours at the High court #1 on Monday, February 13, before finding Kamara Lampkin guilty of murder.
Lampkin was found guilty of the August 25, 2018 chopping death of Carson Warner, 27, at Layou. He will be sentenced next month.
Lampkin, a resident of Cane Garden will therefore spend more time on remand pending his sentencing. Counsel, Noel Bruce who appeared on the defendant’s behalf, requested that a social inquiry report to be done for the prisoner.
High Court Judge, Brian Cottle adjourned the matter to March, 17, 2023 for sentencing.
Cottle noted that there was no dispute that Carson Warner was unlawfully killed and his body was dumped over an embankment in an area known as Layou Hole.
In addition, there was no dispute that Carson Warner met his death in the early hours of August 25, 2018.
Also, there was no dispute that Phil Dover, who testified in court, played a part in the unlawful killing of Carson Warner.
However, it was disputed that the accused, Kamara Lampkin, played a part in the death of Carson Warner.
During the summary of the evidence presented in court, Justice Cottle also said that Dr Child who examined the body of the deceased said that the cause of death was due to multiple chop wounds based on his expertise.
The judge said that Dwayne Bailey, who is now acting superintendent of prisons, was on duty at the Ottley Hall sub-station on August 25, 2018 when he received a phone call. He then contacted the Rapid Response Unit and directed that they go to Layou in the area of the welcome sign.
He received a return call from constable Thomas and he headed a party and went to the area. Bailey met Thomas on the scene and he was shown what appeared to be blood in the area. He also saw what appeared to be human hair. He checked further and saw a brown cutlass with what appeared to be blood on it. A cap was also seen and blood was observed on trees.
They also observed an area with flattened vegetation which looked as though something had been rolled over an embankment. They called for assistance from the Coast Guard and when they arrived they made checks and reported that a body was at the bottom of the embankment.
Lampin was nabbed during a drug operation in Grenada on October, 21, 2019. He was deported from Grenada nine days later to face a charge of murder in relation to Warner’s death.