Al Capone Sentenced to 25 Years Imprisonment!
Edward Green, who was found guilty of murdering his tenant Damien Dorival at Morne Daniel, in June of 2008, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.
During the sentencing hearing at the High Court, on Friday October 18th 2013, Justice Birnie Stephenson, described the killing as ‘pre-meditated, cold-blooded and brutal’.
Dorival died as a result of two gunshot wounds to his head, which was then severed from his body and disposed of in two locations.
The body was later found in the vicinity of the University of the West Indies Open Campus on Elmshall Road, while his head was located near the Copthall River.
During the trial, which lasted one month, the prosecution, headed by Trinidadian attorney, Keith Scotland, called a number of witnesses including two of Green’s sons, one of whom testified that he had assisted his father in placing Dorival’s body into a vehicle after he was shot.
Green had also complained to at least two witnesses about Dorival’s lack of rent payment, stating that he was frustrated and would shoot him.
In an unsworn statement Green gave details of his daily routine, which included going to the Lab (a rum shop) in Mahaut, to drink and socialize with his friends but never once mentioned Dorival.
The prosecution was seeking life in prison, while Green’s attorney, Peter Allyne, submitted that his client should receive a fixed sentence of years and not life, since he was not a threat to society.
“Allow him to see his last days at his residence,” Allyne said.
Green suffers from diabetes and arthritis in the knees – health conditions which were taken into account for his sentencing.
The five years spent on remand was also taken into consideration.
Green is now 72 years of age and is the father of 26 children.
Scotland was represented by state attorneys, Arthlyne Nesty and Sherma Dalrymlpe while Allyne was assisted by Darius Jones and Vernicia Augiste.