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Posted: Monday 23 November, 2020 at 11:43 AM

Court finds Phillip guilty of Jacobs’ murder

By: Staff Reporter,

    CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – AFTER more than three years of her death and family members mourning the loss, justice was reportedly served for Lydia Jacobs.


    The 37-year-old woman was in 2017 killed by 45-year-old Alston Phillip of Hamilton Estate, Nevis, who was on Thursday (Nov. 19) found guilty of three charges.


    Police, in a media statement yesterday (Nov. 22), confirmed earlier media reports that the man was found guilty by unanimous verdict for the offense of Murder and two counts of Attempted Murder.


    Jacobs was reportedly shot at approximately 10:55 p.m. on Friday, June 2, 2017 in the yard of her Grace Development Housing residence in Church Ground, Nevis.


    She was taken to the Alexandra Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.


    At that time, SKNVibes understood that she was returning home from work and was transported there by vehicle within which were two of her friends. 


    It was also understood that Phillip, who was said to be a Jamaican, had fired a number of shots at the vehicle, thus the two counts of Attempted Murder.


    On the following morning of her death, police had taken Phillip into custody to assist them in their investigation into the crime.


    He was subsequently charged for the death of Jacobs and two charges of Attempted Murder of Mishkin Brookes and Erica Williams. 


    Phillip was remanded at Her Majesty’s Prison awaiting sentencing in April 2021.


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