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Jun 1, 2021

Robert Brown Sentenced to 14 years for Manslaughter

Robert Brown

The man charged with the murder of a Ladyville man in 2018 has been sentenced to fourteen years in prison.  Robert Brown, who was charged with the murder of Gavin Palmerston, pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter.  But the former heavy-duty equipment operator from Mitchell Estate, Ladyville, will spend only six years and eight months of that sentence. That’s because Justice Herbert Lord, who handed down the sentence last Thursday deducted four years after Brown did not waste the court’s time for a trial. An additional three years and four months was also shaved off because Brown had already sent this period of time on remand while he waited for the matter to be brought before the court.  In January of 2018, Palmerston had gone to visit a woman in Vista del Mar and was sitting on the veranda when Robert Brown, her ex-common-law husband, showed up.  An argument and then a fight erupted between the two men, during which Palmerston suffered four fatal stab wounds.  Brown was given a chance to call on character witnesses during a mitigation period before sentencing.  The evidence for the case was presented by Crown Counsel, Porsha Ferguson while attorney Oscar Selgado represented Brown.

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