Ex-Cop Given Life Sentence For Entertainer’s Killing

Former Policeman Oshane Thompson who formerly had the rank of constable in the Jamaica Constabulary Force has been slapped with a life sentence after being proven to be guilty beyond reasonable doubt for the fatal shooting of an entertainer in St. Mary in the year 2017.

The deceased man was identified to be 31 year old Kriston Pearson otherwise called “Instaboss” or just “Maffie”, and he hailed from Three Hills St. Mary as well as the community of exchange in Ocho Rios St. Ann.

The incident was said to have taken place in Trinity, St. Mary where the two men were said to have had a dispute at a party that led to an altercation, which caused the former officer to shoot “Maffie”, killing him.

According to what is known about what happened after, Thompson was said to have resigned from the JCF right after the incident and fled the Island to the United States but was arrested under the orders of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution when he was deported back to Jamaica.

The ex-cop was charged after private investigators from INDECOM looked into the case, he was interviewed and found to be the suspect.

Thompson was given a 20-year sentence with an additional 8 months before Parole eligibility, after being found guilty on September 24 even though the trial started in July 2021.

The matter was tried at the St. Mary Circuit Court by Justice Carolyn Tie-Powell, who made it clear to the former JCF officer that his use of a firearm was unjustified.




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