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PICTURED: Penzance builder Raibeart Browne found guilty of attempted murder

By CMJohannaCarr  |  Posted: July 18, 2013

  • Penzance builder Raibeart Browne found guilty of attempted murder


THE POLICE have released a picture of the jealous builder from Penzance who attempted to murder his ex-wife’s new lover has been told he may face an indeterminate sentence in jail.

Raibeart Browne, 69, could be facing the rest of his life in prison after being found guilty on Wednesday of trying to kill Robert Norrington in a frenzied knife attack on the doorstep of their Mount Hawke home on December 30 after hunting down his former wife Sally Gale.

The jury of six men and six women also found Browne, of Alexandra Road, guilty of three further charges having an offensive weapon of breaching two restraining orders barring him from contacting Mr Norrington or Ms Gale

Browne was remanded in custody following the conviction and is due to be sentenced next month after the preparation of a psychiactric report to determine the level of danger he might pose in the future.

Judge Christopher Harvey Clark QC said: “I shall have to consider very carefully the issue of danger and whether or not an indeterminate sentence should be passed in this case.”

The pensioner, who denied pouncing on musician Mr Norrington as he answered his front door, had previously told the court he acted in self defence.

Browne is due to be sentenced in August.

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