Ex-Police Faces No Prison Time After Shooting School Girl In Head

Kirk Haye, a 42-year-old ex-corporal of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) who was arrested and charged for shooting a Convent of Mercy Academy (Alpha) school girl in the head on June 30, 2016, was sentenced to two years in prison.

The sentence, however, was then suspended for two years pending good behaviour for the period when he appeared before Parish Judge Sanchia Burrel in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Thursday, May 26.

While on a suspended sentence, if Haye is not convicted of any offence within the next 2 years, then the ex-cop will not have to serve the 2-year imprisonment.

Haye was sentenced in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court by Parish Judge Sanchia Burrel.

At his trial, Haye was represented by attorney-at-law, Peter Champagnie who presented mitigating factors such as the disbanded Corporal’s 18-year contribution to the police force as well as several commendations received.

On June 30, 2016, Kirk Haye who was attached to the Mobile Reserve Unit reportedly fired shots at a motor vehicle that was carrying students of Convent of Mercy Academy (Alpha) and St. Georges College. A 13-year-old student was shot in the head and had to be rushed to the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) to undergo emergency surgery.

He was arrested on July 4, 2016 and granted bail in the sum of $1 million.

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