By: Gavincia Clarke
(CHARLESTOWN, NEVIS)- The trial of Delvin Wilkerson, the accused charged with the brutal murder of Chantelica ‘Channy’ Thompson is set to commence at the Charlestown High Court on Monday, April 22, 2013 before His Lordship Justice John Benjamin, QC.
After spending over two years on remand at Her Majesty’s Prison, the former Lodge Village resident will soon have his day in court.
The accused is being represented by assigned attorney, Dr. Henry Browne.
Delvin Wilkerson was formally arrested and charged on November 2010 for the murder of the 19 year old mother of his daughter. His daughter was only one year old at the time of the incident.
Wilkerson who was 28 years old when the murder occurred claimed at the time of the incident to have discovered the lifeless body of Chantelica at their Pond Hill home on the morning of November 2, 2010. It was reported that the deceased received multiple stabbed wounds to the head, chest and back.
A post mortem was conducted and it revealed that she died from hemorrhage and shock.
This news was not only heart wrenching to her friends, co-workers at the Brown Hill Communications Centre but also to the Thompson family who had lost another family member in the same brutal way in 2007.
Thompson was said to have been related to Shermel Phillip. Phillip, then 27 years of age, was murdered on February 16, 2007 by her estranged husband, Warrington Phillip.
He was found guilty of the crime in November 2008 and was sentenced to life imprisonment on February 6, 2009.