Massa Kanneh reports:
The 11th Judicial Circuit will on Friday March 13,2020 render verdict in a Case involving Jonathan William who stabbed and subsequently killed Journalist Tyron Brown.
During final arguments, Jonathan’s Lawyers attributed his action to temporary Insanity and self-defense.
They also argued that Jonathan should be acquitted of the crime of murder and be held for manslaughter.
Manslaughter -the crime of killing a human being without malice aforethought, or otherwise in circumstances not amounting to murder.
However, prosecution strongly believed Jonathan should be held for murder because his action was premeditated and was done willfully.
State Prosecutors furthered argues that the theory of “Temporary Insanity” can’t not lies for Defendant William, as he stabbed victim Brown three times, when the victim was of no threat to him.
Beside stabbing victim Brown, Defendant William called for help from his nieces and others to help him transport the body to Hospital but instead dumped the late Journalist Brown’s body along the way, prosecutors revealed.
At the 11th Judicial Circuit Court in Bomi County, state prosecutor said upon Mr. Williams’s returned home that night, he packed and burnt all the items used to deposit the remains of the victim ,the State Lawyers argued.
Also to prove defendant William intentionally killed Tyron Brown, state prosecutors told the judge that Jonathan Williams concealed and never reported himself to the Police for more than four days.
Judge Nancy Sammy said she needs more time to review the evidences and will subsequently render ruling on March 13, 2020 in Bomi County.
Tyron Brown was stabbed and killed on April 15, 2018 and his lifeless body was discovered by passerby.
Members of the Press Union of Liberia headed by Mr. Charles Coffey are closely following the court proceeding at the 11th Judicial Circuit Court in Tubmanbury, Bomi County .