The mother of murder victim Stephanie Daniel (centre) consoles another of her daughters outside the High Court in Kingstown on Friday, June 7, 2013. (IWN photo)

Convicted murderer, Aubrey Calvert Wilson. (Internet photo)
Convicted murderer, Aubrey Calvert Wilson. (Internet photo)

KINGSTOWN — Aubrey Calvert Wilson, 43, of Greiggs, was on Friday jailed for 40 years for murdering his girlfriend and attempting to kill one of her friends in 2011.

But the mother of the woman whom Wilson killed, told I-Witness News on Friday that 25 years is not enough punishment for the loss of her “innocent” daughter.

Wilson stabbed and killed Stephanie Daniel, 33, then tried to kill Vasilca Maloney at Greiggs on August 14, 2011.

He was convicted on both offences in March, but sentencing was deferred to Friday, pending a Social Inquiry Report.

Caseworker Camille McIntosh told the court that Wilson was a good candidate for reformation.

And, Justice Wesley James sent the convicted man to jail for 25 years on the murder charge, and 15 years for attempted murder.

Director of Prosecutions, Colin Williams, who represented the Crown, had asked for life imprisonment.

And Daniel’s murder said she would have been pleased had the judge granted the prosecutors request.

“I am not satisfied with the verdict they gave him, because he killed my daughter for nothing. She didn’t do him anything and she was an innocent girl. And he just took her and took her life right so and left her children behind. And I am not satisfied with that. She was a nice girl, he just took the girl and killed her and get 25 years? No. I am not satisfied,” she said.

“I know they don’t sentence anyone to hang but I would have still preferred he got life imprisonment,” she told I-Witness News.

She said that since the death of her daughter two years ago, “I can’t even catch myself. … It is the mercy of God has me standing on my feet,” said the grandmother who takes care of two of her deceased daughter’s three children.

Director of Public Prosecutions, Colin Williams. (IWN photo)
Director of Public Prosecutions, Colin Williams. (IWN photo)

Meanwhile, the DPP told I-Witness News that while the mother is displeased, “Judges are the best equipped persons to make a determination on sentence.”

He noted that the convicted man could have gotten a sentence ranging from a term of years to life imprisonment.

“Maybe if [I were a judge] I would have said 30 years. What’s the difference between 30 and 25 years? He (the judge) has more experience, far more knowledge than me in the realm of sentencing,” the chief prosecutor further told I-Witness News.

The prosecutor further said that even if the convicted man was sentenced to life imprisonment he would still be open to reviews by the Committee of Mercy.

“The fact of the matter is, what is the aim of sentencing? There are certain principles then: punishment, deterrence, prevention, rehabilitation. While the murder itself was brutal and deservers severe reprimand, the social inquiry report also indicated that he is a good candidate for reform. So, you have to balance things and the judge is best placed to determine where justice lies,” he said.

7 replies on “Man jailed for 40 years for killing girlfriend, attempting to kill her friend”

  1. Wilmoth Aberdeen says:

    Director of Public Prosecution- Collin Williams, released a group of alleged Venezuelan terrorist- drug runners (for plain international Political reasons)in the Murder of SVG Customs officer Whyte,and the attempted murder of Police Officer Deshong –while performing their lawful duties on board the suspected Venezuelan drug Ship in SVG waters.To this day, the legally mandated Coroner’s inquest was not performed by the DPP.I was shocked that the DPP admitted that a Judge in SVG,has more knowledge than him.The Venezuelan killers are not the only ones laughing.

  2. Correction the DPP is not the person who holds Coroner’s inquest this authority lies with a Magistrate of the District

  3. charlie bravo says:

    Correction the DPP is not the person who holds Coroner’s inquest this authority lies with a Magistrate of the District

  4. It would almost pay to obtain a Venezuelan passport if your going to break the law, but I suppose it would be simpler to get a ULP party card, both may have the same effect.

  5. Wilmoth Aberdeen says:

    As a young Police officer in 1976,I witness a Postmortem at the General Hospital. I later give evidence at a Coroners Inquest in Port Elizabeth,Bequia.The Magistrate told us that the main reason for the Coroners inquest:”The Queen don’t care how you live,she only want to know how you died ” I hope Ralph Gonsalves,DPP Williams,and the Governor General,would want to know how SVG Customs officer Whyte died,and Police officer Deshong almost lost his life.These Patriots were performing their lawful duties on board a Venezuelan suspected Drug ship, in SVG territorial waters.I don’t think District Magistrate produces evidence.

  6. Wilmoth Aberdeen says:

    As a young Police officer in 1976,I witness a Postmortem at the General Hospital. I later give evidence at a Coroners Inquest in Port Elizabeth,Bequia.The Magistrate told us that the main reason for the Coroners inquest:”The Queen don’t care how you live,she only want to know how you died ” I hope Ralph Gonsalves,DPP Williams and the Governor General,would want to know how SVG Customs officer Whyte died,and Police officer Deshong almost lost his life.These Vincentian Patriots were performing their lawful duties on board a suspected Venezuelan drug ship,in SVG territorial waters.Does a District Magistrate produce evidence for a Coroners Inquest ?

  7. Having read the above case, there is not enough explanation to make an informed comment. However, if Aurbrey killed Stephanie in cold blood and attempted to kill her friend, that is premeditated murder. Was he caught? did he pleed guilty or was he convicted based on evidence? I understand that the social enquiry report states that Aurbrey is a good candidate for rehabilitation.There is no explanation why he is a good candidate. What was this decision based on? was he assessed for mental capasity, or mental illness ? Prisoners are very good at knowing what information to give assessors in order to gain simpathy. Assessors has to be a very good analysing prisoners. Many has to be seen on more than one occasion in order to make a valid assessment.

    There was no recommendation made to say how will the prisoner be rehabilatated or how will he re pay society for the crime he has committed.I hope that a programme will be worked out for him, and that he will realise that 3 young children are left without a mother and what that means.

    Was any psychological work recommended for the children?
    Jan

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