Court: Kiahna Trott-Edwards Sentenced To Life

December 14, 2015

Kiahna Trott-Edwards was today [Dec 14] jailed for life for murdering 16-year-old Shijuan Mungal, with the Court ordering she must serve a minimum of eight years before she could be considered for parole.

Represented by Rory Fields, Director of Public Prosecutions, the Crown recommended a minimum sentence of fifteen years but one that could go up to twenty-five years.

Mr Courtenay Griffiths QC argued that it had been a spontaneous act that was spurred as a reaction to earlier incidents on the bus prior to the killing; and was not a premeditated act, and argued for a sentence of six to eight years.

From the Prisoners dock, reading from a paper, Ms Trott-Edwards said: “I wish I had reacted differently. I never intended to hit Shijuan in his head. I did not intend to kill him.”

At this point Ms Trott-Edwards, 32, broke down in tears, and said she had three children. She turned to the Mungal family represented in Court and went on: “I truly am sorry. Everybody’s life is changed. ”

After an adjournment, Justice Charles-Etta Simmons returned and ruled that given all the evidence and arguments, the appropriate sentence in this case was life in prison, serving a minimum of eight years before she could be considered for parole.

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