One of Jamaica’s most known gangsters, Christopher Anthony Linton aka Dog Paw has been freed from his previous 15-year prison sentence after spending several years behind bars, he was freed by the Court of Appeal along with his co-accused.
Paw and his co-accused Micah Allen were represented by Robert Fletcher and Patrick Peterkin.
Linton was said to be a strong force in the communities of Papine, Kintyre, Tavern, and August Town who according to the police, led a huge ring of extortion activities.
The constabulary force has admitted to Dog Paw being very organized also stating that he led a gang called “The Dog Paw Gang”. In the year 2010, the police led a very determined search for the man they claimed was an area leader and even offered $250,000 to anyone who could assist them in finding Linton.
At the time, the police operation was being done to find “Dog Paw”, he was being accused of leading an attack, in Bedwards Garden, in Kingston that involved 50 men spraying a house with bullets, then burning it down leaving a family of three dead. Linton was also accused amongst other men of the shooting of a policeman. At the time “Dog Paw” who was just 24 years old was desperately hiding to keep alive.
While in his hideout “Dog Paw” would send messages to the police letting them know he was scared for his life and that he was innocent. The police, however, sent out a message letting him know that he could have turned himself in without worrying about his safety. Eventually, in the Police operations, Dog Paw was found at a house in Elleston flats, where the lawmen, also said a 9mm pistol was also found.
The charges relating to the murder of the family of three was dropped, as there was no witness to prove Dog Paw was involved. Even before he was sentenced, there were numerous calls for help from Linton and his legal team, as it was said that he was being physically abused.
The experience was also documented by Dog Paw in a letter to his baby mother Leah Tavares Finson, which was published in the local Jamaican news. Leah is also known to be the daughter of Attorney at law Tom Tavares Finson and Cindy Breakspare the mother of Reggae legend, Damian Marley. She now mother’s a child for Dancehall artiste, Jahvillani.
In the letter, Linton pleaded his innocence and stated that he was being beaten by the authorities, to the extent of getting parts of his body badly damaged.
Dog Paw was expected to be freed in the year 2025, however as reported, the Court of Appeal granted the once Jamaica’s most wanted man a early release..