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Brothers sentenced to 49 years for killing Clarendon man 12 years ago

Published:Saturday | April 20, 2019 | 11:52 AM

Two brothers who invaded a Clarendon home and repeatedly shot another man nearly 12 years ago have each been sentenced to over 20 years in prison.

Lennox Brydson has been sentenced to 27 years at hard labour while Paul Brydson received a 22-year prison sentence.

Chief Justice Bryan Sykes, who handed down the sentences in the Home Circuit Court recently, ordered that both men must serve ten years before they become eligible for parole.

The Brydson brothers were convicted in January for the November 2007 killing of Richard Allen.

Prosecutors Andrea Martin-Swaby and Okeeto DaSilva led evidence during the week-long trial that around 7:30 a.m. on November 19, 2007, the Brydson brothers were among three men who invaded Allen’s home.

The third man, identified only as Popaul, was subsequently shot and killed. 

According to an eyewitness, who was 16 years old at the time, Allen was lying in a back room at the house when Lennox Brydson, Paul Brydson and ‘Popaul’ barged in, all carrying handguns.

The woman said she heard a loud explosion and rushed to the room.

She said she saw the Brydson brothers standing at the entrance to Allen’s room.

The woman said Lennox Brydson pointed his gun at Allen and fired several times.

She said Allen fell to the ground and Lennox Brydson went over him and continued firing before all three escaped on foot.

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