Man changes plea, admits to manslaughter

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By Latrishka Thomas

The Liberta man charged with the murder of fellow villager Kelvin Matthew has pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

Ibell Carr’s trial was slated to begin yesterday before Justice Stanley John in the High Court but he has now admitted to killing 40-year-old Matthew.

In September 2017, Carr, of Table Hill Garden, got into a heated argument with the deceased on the Liberta Basketball Court.

The altercation resulted in Carr arming himself with a sharp object which he allegedly used to wound Matthew in his chest.

Matthew succumbed to the injury and was pronounced dead on the spot by a medical doctor.

Carr is the second defendant to change his plea in a few days. On Friday Timothy Jackman pleaded guilty to manslaughter by way of provocation for stabbing his transgender girlfriend, 25-year-old Arnal ‘Angel’ Joseph, to death in 2018.

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