The sentencing phase in the case of confessed manslayer Nickolai Matthew Thompson will continue before the High Court on Monday.
The Chadderton Road, Carrington Village, St Michael resident appeared before Justice Randall Worrell in the No. 2 Supreme Court on Friday in a virtual sitting where attorneys on both sides completed sentencing submissions.
Thompson previously pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty of manslaughter in connection with the October 9, 2015 death of Brinsley Warde.
Warde was murdered after being involved in an altercation with three men, one of whom was Thompson. The situation deteriorated into a stone-throwing incident near the exit of Queen’s Park and spilled over onto Nursery Drive. The clash escalated with the men beating Warde before one of them stabbed him.
He succumbed to his injuries at the scene.
A postmortem found that his death was as a result of hemorrhagic shock from a stab wound to the back.
Thompson, who is in his 20s, has spent 2 171 on remand at Her Majesty’s Prison Dodds since he was arrested and charged for the offence.
The convicted man is represented by attorney-at-law Safiya Moore while Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Alliston Seale, represents the Crown.