Nephew Convicted In Boxer's Death
Friday, December 21st 2007, 11:10 am
By: News On 6
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- A nephew of Trevor Berbick has been convicted along with another man of killing the 54-year-old former heavyweight champion. A jury Thursday found 21-year-old Harold Berbick guilty of murder and 19-year-old Kenton Gordon guilty of manslaughter in the death of the former boxer.
The judge ordered both men jailed pending their January 11 sentencing.
Authorities said the nephew and Gordon beat Berbick to death in October 2006, leaving his body in a church courtyard in Portland. Harold Berbick had been involved in a land dispute with his uncle.
Trevor Berbick was the last fighter to face Muhammad Ali in the ring and briefly held the WBC heavyweight title before losing it to Mike Tyson in 1986.
Berbick fought from 1976 to 2000, finishing with a record of 50-11 with one draw and 33 knockouts. He later had legal problems, including convictions for sexual assault, grand theft and burglary, that led to his being deported from the United States to his native