Who Was The Infamous Dog Paw? If one should ask a Jamaican, who Christopher Anthony Linton is, there might be a high possibility that they would be clueless, if instead they were asked about “Dog Paw” it would be a different case.
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 for the shooting of a policeman. At the time “Dog Paw” who was just 24 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 young man was then taken into custody, where he was given trial and sentenced to 15 years of prison with a co-accused for the murder of the Policeman.
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 to 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.
If all goes well for Dog Paw will be able to see the light of freedom in the year 2025.