Man found guilty for death of senior citizen during St. Ann robbery

By Kimone Witter
A man, charged with the murder of a senior citizen during a robbery in St. Ann four years ago, was on Monday found guilty of manslaughter following a trial in the Circuit Court.
Andre Campbell of Battersea in the parish will be sentenced on July 14.
Campbell was accused of killing 91-year-old Zenel Hanson, a returned resident and farmer of the same community.
During the two-week trial, the court heard that on December 4, 2019, Mr. Hanson's daughter visited him and he requested that she write a receipt for the purchase of a cow valued at $140,000.
Mr. Hanson's body was found a day later on his bed with chop wounds to the neck and right hand.
Within hours of the killing, Campbell was picked up at a gambling establishment in the Christiana Market in Manchester.
He was found in possession of Mr. Hanson's cellular phone, about $129,000 and clothes with the tags still on them.
The prosecution said Campbell, in his caution statement, indicated that he and his friends had planned to rob Mr. Hanson. He was the lookout.

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