KELLOY Koon Koon was sentenced to death yesterday for the murder of his 'good friend' Mark Brown, whom he shot twice in the neck shortly after Brown bought doubles (a Trinidadian delicacy) for them to eat.
Brown was shot while eating his doubles in the back seat of a PH taxi hired by Koon Koon on February 1, 2003.
The 12-member jury took an hour and 15 minutes to find Koon Koon guilty of murdering 22-year-old Brown, a Jamaican, at the M-2 Ring Road, Debe.
The evidence was led on behalf of the State by attorney Tricia Hudlin-Cooper.
In the Second Assize Court, San Fernando, Justice Devan Rampersad ordered that Koon Koon suffer death by hanging on a day to be appointed by the president.
Another death penalty
He was the second killer to receive the death penalty this week in the San Fernando Assizes.
On Tuesday, Andrew Kanhai, 32, was sentenced to death for beating and strangling watchman Israel Mohammed, who was attacked while in his garden at Guayaguayare Road, Guayaguayare.
Koon Koon's relatives, including his mother Yvette, who testified on his behalf, broke down in tears when the verdict was announced.