HIGH-PROFILE lawyer Peter Champagnie, QC said he’s planning to appeal the guilty verdict, which was handed down to his client, Dancehall singjay Mavado’s son, Dante Brooks.
He revealed that the first order of business was to have a conversation with Dante’s family before he said anything publicly.
He wished for it to be noted that while he respected the court’s ruling, he was of the view that the ruling was properly suited for a review and, therefore, it would be appealed.
The matter is not finished, as the sentencing phase remains, and at this time further comments would be very inappropriate.
Brooks, who is now 18-years-old, was found guilty of the murder of Lorenzo Thomas in the Home Circuit Court in Downtown Kingston on Wednesday.
He was also convicted of illegal possession of a firearm and arson. Andre Hinds the co-accused was also found guilty of the capital offence.
The sentencing is scheduled for March 10.
Oswest Senior-Smith, Kemar Robinson and Tameka Harris are the other members of Champagnie’s defence team.
The prosecution’s team contributed to the civility which was a characteristic in the conduct of the trial as between counsel and they should be acknowledged.