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Lawyer: Use of firearm not brutal

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Queen’s Counsel Andrew Pilgrim has suggested the use of a firearm to commit murder should not be enough to justify a sentence of life imprisonment.

“Unless the use of a firearm, by itself, is sufficient to justify a life sentence, we are saying he (Carlton Junior Hall) is not in that realm,” he argued.

Pilgrim made the submission in the re-sentencing hearing for Hall before Justice Jacqueline Cornelius in the Supreme Court.

Hall, of 2nd Avenue, Chapman Lane, St Michael, was sentenced to hang in 2016 for the murder of Adrian Wilkinson on August 14, 2011.

Hall was represented by Pilgrim and attorneys Kamisha Benjamin and Rashida Edwards.

Responding to submissions from State Counsel Neville Watson, the senior attorney argued there was no evidence to suggest brutality or depravity in the matter. (HLE)

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