Judge warns of long sentence for man found guilty of murder

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Steve “Crypto” Urlings has been warned to expect a “long sentence” after he was found guilty of murdering Albert “Pressure Man” Browne, the nephew of Prime Minister Gaston Browne.
The jury delivered the guilty verdict yesterday before Justice Iain Morley, the prosecution and relatives of the convicted man, including his father.
Before he remanded Urlings to prison and set his sentencing for July 24, Justice Morley noted that the murder was done in cold blood and would warrant a long sentence.
No application was made for the death penalty which is the most severe punishment for murder therefore the maximum penalty Urlings is facing is life in prison.
Urlings, 27, was on trial for the past five weeks and during that period, the court heard that a police officer saw him fleeing from Boobey Alley, Point, where the incident occurred.
Constable Jermaine Moore testified that he was in the area; he heard the shooting; and based on information he received from a witness who later testified at the trial, he chased the person he believed was the trigger man.
When Prosecutor Adlai Smith asked him to recount what occurred, the officer said he was accompanied by a female witness and they followed Urlings in a Toyota van from Wilkinson Cross and Dickenson Bay Street, onto several other streets in Point.
He said when they reached Fort Road, he saw Urlings’ face when he (Urlings) turned his head to monitor traffic before crossing the street.
“We looked straight at each other, he was about [seven feet] away and I observed him for about three to five seconds …. There were streetlights and nothing was obstructing my view of him,” Moore testified.
(More in today’s Daily Observer)

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