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Ex-cop sentenced to 35 years for 'cold blooded, callous' murder

Monday, July 17, 2017

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Ricketo Graham, a former police constable was last Friday convicted in the Home Circuit Court for the July 2013 murder of a St Ann man.

The ruling was handed down by Justice Glen Brown, who ordered that he serve 35 years before he would be eligible for parole.

He is accused of murdering Christopher Hill who was accosted by police, taken to the Brown's Town Police Station, processed and subsequently taken to Wesley Crescent where he was shot.

He later succumbed to his injuries at the St Ann's Bay Hospital.

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) subsequently arrested and charged Graham with attempting to pervert the course of justice and murder.

“In sentencing, Justice Brown commented that the murder was a cold blooded and callous killing and this should be a warning to other officers that unless they discharge their firearms in self-defense that a custodial sentence would be in order,” according to a statement from INDECOM.

Graham was found guilty last month by a seven-member jury.

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