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‘Ample chance to walk away’


Heather-Lynn Evanson

‘Ample chance to walk away’

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The island’s top prosecutor dismissed suggestions that cop killer Applon Parris acted in a “blind rage” when he saw his estranged wife in Constable Shayne Welch’s bed.

Instead, Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Donna Babb-Agard, QC, painted a picture of a man who stalked the woman; collected information about Welch, including what type of car he drove; and deliberately and calmly went about his business in the hours before he killed the lawman.

“This is not a simple case. This is not a black and white case. There are too many layers that we invite the court to consider,” the DPP said as she asked that Parris be given between 30 and 35 years for murder.

“Applon Parris should have walked out of Shayne Welch’s house, got on his motorcycle and left without coming back,” she declared. (HLE)

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