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‘Model youth’ before the murder


Heather-Lynn Evanson

‘Model youth’ before the murder

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Convicted murderer Shawn Andre Weekes was described as a selfless individual who had patience even when dealing with children.

Weekes, 38, of the Crane, St Philip, was in the No. 3 Supreme Court where five character witnesses testified on his behalf yesterday.

He was unanimously convicted, at an earlier Session of the Continuous Sittings, of murdering 24-year-old Leo Callender, formerly of St Martin’s, St Philip, on October 29, 2000. He was represented by attorneys Dr Lenda Blackman and Asante Brathwaite, while Senior Crown Counsel Neville Watson prosecuted.

Retiree and returning national Millicent Estwick, of Union, St Philip, told the court that while she “was not attracted to young people”, she “took to” Weekes when she met him through her children ten years ago. (HLE)

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