(Jamaica Observer) High profile attorney-at-law Peter Champagnie, QC says he’s preparing to appeal the guilty verdict handed down to his client, Dante Brooks, son of dancehall deejay Mavado.
“The first order of business is to have a conference with the family of our client before saying anything publicly. I wish it to be noted that while we respect the court’s ruling, we are of the view that the ruling is properly suited for a review and, therefore, it will be appealed. The matter is not yet completed as there remains the sentencing phase and so any further comments at this point would be most inappropriate,” he told the Jamaica Observer’s Splash yesterday.
On Wednesday, Brooks, 18, was found guilty of the murder of 23-year-old Lorenzo Thomas in the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston.
He was also convicted of illegal possession of firearm and arson. Co-accused Andre Hinds was also found guilty of the capital offence. Sentencing is scheduled for March 10.