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Psychologist says Causwell is 'depressed', ahead of businessman's sentencing

Published:Friday | October 7, 2016 | 10:25 PM

Livern Barrett, Senior Gleaner Writer

Noted psychologist Dr Barrington Davidson says a lengthy prison sentence would devastate convicted murderer businessman Steven Causwell.

"I am convinced that a lengthy incarceration will have a devastating effect on Mr Causwell based on what I know of him," Davidson said in the Home Circuit Court a short while ago.

He was giving expert evidence before Causwell is sentenced for the 2008 killing of his former girlfriend Nadia Mitchell at her Oaklands Apartment home in St Andrew.

Dr Davidson also told the court that in 2014 he diagnosed the 40-year-old businessman as being depressed.

The noted psychologist revealed that he had 13 sessions with Causwell starting in November 2014.

"Based on the tests I did he was suffering exogenous depression," Davidson said.

He said this manifests itself through feelings of grief, hopelessness and "feeling like his life is finished".

Causwell will be sentenced by presiding judge Justice Carol Lawrence-Beswick shortly.