July 14, 2017 – Ricketo Graham was today sentenced to life imprisonment for the July 2013 murder of Christopher Hill in St. Ann.
The ruling was handed down by Justice Glen Brown in the Home Circuit Court this morning. He ordered that Graham serve 35 years before he would be eligible for parole.
In sentencing, Justice Brown commented that the murder of Christopher Hill was a cold-blooded and callous killing; and that this should be a warning to other officers that unless they discharge their firearms in self defence that a custodial sentence would be in order.
Graham was found guilty last month by a seven (7) member jury.
INDECOM’s investigations were greatly assisted by the Bureau of Special Investigations (BSI) and the Divisional Command.
Evidence presented in Court, at trial, was that the deceased, Christopher Hill was accosted by the police, taken to the Brown’s Town Police Station, processed and subsequently taken to Wesley Crescent where he was shot. He succumbed to his injuries at the St. Ann’s Bay Hospital days later. INDECOM subsequently arrested and charged Constable Graham on July 19, 2013, with attempting to pervert the course of justice and murder.