THE death sentence was last Friday read three times to 29-year-old Daniel Agard for the murder of a British national and two of his relatives in 2001.
A 12-member jury at the Hall of Justice in Port of Spain, found Agard guilty of murdering John Cropper, 59; his mother-in-law Maggie Lee, 83; and sister-in-law Lynette Lithgow-Pearson, 51, sometime between December 11 and 12.
Lithgow-Pearson was a former BBC television broadcaster and was on vacation in this country when she was killed.
After deliberating for three hours, the jury returned to the First Criminal Court before Justice Prakash Moosai and informed the judge they needed additional time before they could arrive at a verdict.
Only ten minutes after their second retirement, the jury returned with the guilty verdicts.
Asked if he wished to say anything before sentence was passed, Agard said “No”.
Moosai then proceeded to read the death sentence.
“You will be taken from this place to a lawful prison and thence to a place of execution and that you suffer death by hanging and may the Lord have mercy on your soul,” said Moosai.