Nation News 2/4/2010 Co-accused confesses

Christopher Omar McCollin, 27, of Vineyard Tenantry, St Philip, was in the No. 4 Supreme Court where he was arraigned with murdering 16-year-old Druzhinina on November 8, 2008.

He denied that charge, but pleaded guilty to the lesser count of unlawfully killing her.

“On the 8th November, 2008, I never had any intention to kill anyone. I didn’t know my co-accused would have wanted me to carry out a personal vendetta he had against the man,” McCollin told the court.

Nation News 2/4/2010 ‘I didn’t want her to die’

“I felt bad because I did what he [the man who had been charged with him] told me to do. I could not believe that such a crime had been perpetrated in front of me. I could not believe that she was dead. It really hurt me and I really wanted to take my own life ’cause I could not handle it,” the killer said.

Does this defendant expect this excuse to get him leniency?