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Former Penwood student pleads guilty to murder in stabbing death of schoolboy

Published:Monday | March 27, 2017 | 2:37 PM

Livern Barrett, Senior Gleaner Writer

A former student of the Penwood High School has pleaded guilty to murder in the 2013 stabbing death of another student at the St Andrew-based institution which was captured on video.

Oshane Henry entered the guilty plea in the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston this morning, four days after prosecutors allowed his attorney and the lawyer for his co-accused Andra Freckleton to view the video.

According to prosecutors, Henry was seen in the video handing a knife to Freckleton moments before Nario Coleman was stabbed repeatedly in a classroom with other students.

Henry is scheduled to be sentenced on April 7.

Freckleton, who was also a student at Penwood High School at the time, pleaded not guilty. 

His bail was immediately revoked as Justice Georgiana Fraser, who is presiding over the case, ordered that he be taken into custody.

Freckleton is scheduled to go on trial June 5.