Since the discovery of the decomposing body of attorney-at-law Berriston ‘Berry’ Bryan at his Stony Hill, St Andrew, home on Monday, there have been unconfirmed claims that his demise was linked to the homosexual tapes that belonged to former trade ambassador Peter King.
While the St Andrew North police, who are investigating the matter, say they have not established any link between the lawyer’s murder and the tapes, sources are claiming otherwise.
leaked by someone
Information reaching THE STAR is that certain individuals believed that the content of the tapes, which was reported by the media during the murder trial, was leaked by someone, possibly Bryan, who had viewed the tapes.
“They had to shut him up because nobody was sure if or when he would begin to name persons on those tapes,” the sources said.
Bryan, who represented Sheldon Pusey, the man sentenced to 15 years for the 2006 murder of King, was among the few non-state individuals who had officially viewed the tapes taken from King’s house.
The viewing of the 460 videotapes by Bryan was done in his preparation for Pusey’s defence.
They allegedly depicted persons from all sectors of Jamaican society carrying out homosexual activities. Since word of the tapes got out, there have been widespread speculations about the persons featured on it.
Bryan’s body was found with multiple stab wounds and appeared to have been beaten with a blunt instrument.