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Men convicted of killing heavy weight champ begin appeal

Published:Tuesday | July 2, 2013 | 8:37 AM

The Court of Appeal has begun hearing the appeal of the two men convicted for the murder of former Jamaican world heavyweight boxing champion, Trevor Berbick.



The former champ’s nephew Harold Berbick was sentenced to life in prison while Kenton Gordon was sentenced to 14 years on a manslaughter charge.



They have appealed on the grounds that the judge erred in his ruling.



Attorneys-at-Law, Dr Randolph Williams and Keith Bishop, are contending that the police did not follow proper procedure in arresting the men.



They are further arguing that the men were not given the benefit of a lawyer while they were in custody and being interrogated by an investigator.

The lawyers want the conviction and sentencing dismissed.



The body of the former boxer was found near his home at Norwich District in Portland, on October 28, 2006, with four chop wounds to the back of his head.



Fifty-four-year-old Berbick was the last fighter to defeat the legendary Mohammed Ali.



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