November 26, 2021 – Today, November 26, former JCF officer, Constable Oshane Thompson was sentenced to life imprisonment with a stipulation that he must serve 20 years and 8 months before he is eligible for parole.

The ex-cop was charged following an investigation by the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) into the fatal shooting of Kriston Pearson at a party in Trinity, St. Mary on May 7, 2017. It was reported that the deceased and the former police officer had an altercation which resulted in the shooting incident.

The Judge only trial, began in July 2021 and was heard in the St. Mary Circuit Court by Her Ladyship Mrs Justice Tie-Powell. Mr. Thompson was found guilty on September 24, 2021.