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Two awaiting sentencing for killing Breedy

 

Following their conviction on Thursday for the unlawful killing of Hill Foot, Soesdyke agriculturalist Anthony Breedy, whose battered body was found in his home on March 14, 2016, Paul Goriah and Donnel Trapp are currently awaiting sentencing.

 

After many hours of deliberation, a jury unanimously found both accused guilty of the lesser crime of manslaughter. They were initially indicted for the capital offence of murder.

DEAD: Anthony Breedy

But when she summarised the case for the jury on Thursday, Judge Simone Morris-Ramlall did suggest that they consider manslaughter.

 

Goriah, 35, and Trapp, 27, killed 60-year-old Breedy during a robbery at his home.

 

To allow for the preparation of probation reports, impact statements from the deceased’s family, and other social reports, the Judge has postponed their sentencing until February 29.

 

Trapp was represented by defence attorneys Dexter Todd and Jevon Cox, while Goriah was represented by attorneys Nigel Hughes, Edrianna Stephen, and Narissa Leander.

 

Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions Tiffini Lyken, State Counsel Simran Gajraj, and State Counsel Praneta Seeraj prosecuted the case.

 

Trapp had been tried once before for Breedy’s killing. After a jury failed to reach a decision on the murder indictment against him, a retrial was ordered for him in May 2022.

 

Breedy was found dead at around 11:00 hours on March 14, 2016, at the bottom flat of his home at Lot 67 Hill Foot, Soesdyke/Linden Highway house.

 

He was last seen alive two days prior.

 

His hands and feet were bound, and his head was bashed in. Also, a piece of wood suspected to be the murder weapon was found next to him.

 

An autopsy performed on his remains revealed that he died as a result of asphyxia due to manual strangulation compounded by multiple blunt trauma to the head.

 

Meanwhile, 27-year-old Keino Corbin, also known as “Trini”, was sentenced to life in prison in June 2022 after entering a guilty plea to a murder charge related to Breedy’s passing.

 

Before he is eligible for parole, he must serve for a minimum of 11 years.