Sun | Aug 20, 2017

St Andrew man convicted of chopping girlfriend and her mother to death

Published:Wednesday | October 7, 2015 | 10:04 PM

A man who chopped two women to death in May 2011 at their home in Rosemont District, near Temple Hall, St Andrew was convicted yesterday by a 12-member jury in the Home Circuit Court.

Justice David Fraser will sentence O'Brian Brissett later this month for the double murder.

The Crown represented by prosecutors Kerri-Ann Kemble and Angela Muir led evidence that Brissett used a pickaxe, a hoe and a knife to inflict injuries on his girlfriend Topozion Gordon.

When her mother Eucelyn Gordon intervened, Brissett used a pickaxe to chop her several times in her head.

The incident took place several hours after Gordon's husband, who is the father of Brissett's girlfriend, had died of natural causes.

In his defence, Brissett said he acted in self defence.

Brissett had given a caution statement to the police that his girlfriend had told him that she was pregnant but he was not the father.

The post-mortem report disclosed that his girlfriend was not pregnant.