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Brother admits to killing sibling

RACHELLE AGARD, rachelleagard@nationnews.com

Added 02 December 2019


Emmerson Hurdle, here on a previous court appearance, pleaded not guilty to murder, but confessed to the lesser count of manslaughter yesterday. (FILE)

His brother came at him first and he stabbed him, but it was in self-defence.

That was what Emmerson Alexander Hurdle told police more than seven years ago when the two got into a confrontation which would result in the death of Robert “Patchy” Squires on August 16, 2012.

Hurdle, of Gall Hill No. 2, St John, yesterday pleaded not guilty to murder, but guilty to manslaughter, when he appeared in the No. 2 Supreme Court. He was 39 at the time.

Prosecutor Crown Counsel Oliver Thomas told Justice Randall Worrell that both men lived in Gall Hill, and Hurdle was a psychiatric patient. (RA)

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