Prosecutors on Wednesday filed an appeal against a judge’s decision to allow a manslaughter convict to remain free on bail pending sentencing.
Although defendants are usually remanded into custody upon conviction, Justice Renae McKay extended the bail of Don Brennen following the jury’s guilty verdict on the condition that he wears an ankle monitor.
Brennen had been tried for murder in the November 2011 stabbing death of Caribbean Gas manager Dwayne Jackson.
The jury acquitted him of the murder charge and convicted him of the less-serious charge of manslaughter. He returns to court for sentencing in April.
According to the prosecution’s case, Christina Adderley had a relationship with Brennen that ended in early 2011. She later started seeing Jackson, but the prosecution alleged that Brennen did not accept that Adderley had moved on.
On the evening of November 25, Adderley and Jackson were leaving an apartment off Soldier Road when Brennen allegedly attacked Adderley.
Jackson came to her defense and that’s when Brennen, according to the prosecution’s case, stabbed Jackson in the back before turning him over and stabbing him in the chest.
Jackson did not testify in his defense.
Roger Thompson represented the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and Murrio Ducille represented Brennen.