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Murdered Jamaican boxer nephew gets life

Published:Friday | January 11, 2008 | 2:21 PM

Harold Berbick, 21, was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his uncle, former Jamaican world heavy weight boxing champion, Trevor Berbick today.

The other suspect, Kenton Gordon, was sentenced to 14 years on a manslaughter charge.

Judge Christine McDonald said Berbick is to serve a minimum of 20 years before he is eligible for parole.

A 12 member jury found Harold Berbick guilty in December, while Gordon was convicted of the minor charge.

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.

At the time of his death, 54 year old Berbick was the last fighter to defeat the legendary Mohammed Ali.