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Feb 28, 2020

Louis Carter Gets 30 Years for Murder

Louis Carter

San Pedro resident, Louis Carter today received a thirty-year prison sentence for the murder of mechanic, Dwayne Hyde.  Justice Colin Williams handed down the sentence after Carter told the court that he killed Hyde in self-defense. Carter’s defense attorney, Senior Counsel Simeon Sampson had reportedly advised his client to plead guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter, but Carter had reportedly indicated that he preferred to fight the case on the murder charge.  Sampson had also premised his advice to Carter based on interviews and statements that Carter had reportedly given that were considered inconsistent.  Justice Williams found that Hyde did not provoke the incident and that it was Carter who sought him out and then shot him dead.  The incident happened at Hyde’s yard in San Pedro on July thirteenth, 2016 and Carter’s sentence started from the time he was taken into custody soon after the incident, which means that he will serve twenty-seven and a half more years, unless he decides to appeal the case.

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