Brother convicted of murder
Two brothers who invaded a Clarendon house nearly 12 years ago and executed a man in a hail of bullets have been convicted of murder.
A jury deliberated for 90 minutes before returning a unanimous verdict in the murder trial of Lennox and Paul Brydson in the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston yesterday.
They are to be sentenced on March 1 by Chief Justice Bryan Sykes, who presided over the trial.
Prosecutors Andrea Martin-Swaby and Okeeto DaSilva led evidence during the week-long trial that around 7:30 a.m. on November 19, 2007, the Brydson brothers were among three men who invaded the home of Richard Allen and shot him several times.
The third man, identified only as Popaul, was subsequently shot and killed.
According to an eyewitness, who was 16 years old at the time, Allen was lying in a back room of the house when Lennox Brydson, Paul Brydson and ‘Popaul’ barged in while carrying handguns.
The woman said she heard a loud explosion and rushed into the room.
She said she saw the Brydson brothers standing at the entrance to Allen’s room, both armed with guns.
The woman said Lennox Brydson pointed his gun at Allen and fired several times.
She said Allen fell to the ground and Lennox Brydson went over him and continued firing before all three escaped on foot.