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Life sentence for repeat killer

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FOR THE SECOND TIME in his 72 years, Garnett Levere Brome was given a life sentence for taking a human life.

 Yesterday in the No.2 Supreme Court, Justice Michelle Weekes described the attack by Brome, which led to Caroline Forde’s death in 2013, as callous, vicious and unrelenting.

“The seriousness of this case is patently and sadly apparent. The level of violence stipulated on Caroline Forde at your hands was unprecedented and unparalleled in Barbados,” the High Court judge said during sentencing.

The harrowing details of Forde’s last day were further compounded by Brome’s disturbing background of murder and violence against women.

In 1978, he was convicted of murder in the second degree with intent and was sentenced to life imprisonment in the United States. However, after 15 years he was granted parole and deported to Barbados. Brome told a probation officer that it was a double murder conviction.

In 1975, also in the US, he was also convicted of three assaults and criminal possession of a weapon.

Brome has six convictions in Barbados concerning violence against women – wounding, serious bodily harm, beating and threatening. They ranged from 1963 to 1996.

Forde tragically lost her life at the hands of Brome on August 19, 2013.

For more on this story, please read today’s DAILY NATION or our eNATION edition.

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