Russell St. granny died from blunt trauma to head, grandson to face murder charge


Yannick Gilpin, the 27-year-old man who confessed to wrapping the body of his 88-year-old grandmother in a bedsheet and disposing of it in a pile of garbage opposite her Russel Street, Georgetown house last week, will appear in court soon to answer the charge of murder.

The News Room was reliably informed that the Police received legal advice on Friday to charge Gilpin; he is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.

A post-mortem examination on Friday confirmed that Patricia ‘Patsy’ Bovell died as a result of blunt trauma to the head.

Gilpin had told detectives that in an accidental gesture, his foot hit Bovell in her head after which she fell on a rug and hit her head.

He said Bovell became motionless and in fear, he wrapped her in a bedsheet, took her down the stairs and placed her on an old refrigerator.

After checking and noticing no one was around, the suspect said he took Bovell to the lot across the street and placed her among a pile of garbage.

Police sources said they are convinced that it was Gilpin who struck the woman to the head.

The decomposed body of Bovell was discovered by her niece at around 10:30hrs on March 22; Gilpin had initially told the Police that he took her to the hospital on March 18.

Checks at the hospital revealed that the elderly woman was never there.

Bovell lived alone in the upper flat of the house which she shared with Gilpin. She has one daughter who resides overseas.

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