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Two cops convicted for 2009 fatal shooting

Two members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, who were on trial for murder, were convicted Thursday afternoon before the Home Circuit Court.
 
Constable Christobell Smith was convicted of manslaughter, while his colleague, Constable Garth Davis was convicted of murder.
 
Both are members of Mobile Reserve.
 
They were tried for the 2009 fatal shooting of Omar Marshall, a resident of Blake Road in Kingston.
 
Prosecutors reported that the police were conducting an operation in the area when they accosted a group of men.
 
Mr. Marshall reportedly ran but was held during a chase.
 
Prosecutors say he was taken to the back of a yard and fatally shot.
 
In their defence, the policemen reported that Mr. Marshall was shot after he pointed a gun at them.
 
They say a gun was taken from him.
 
The policemen will be sentenced on December 16.
 


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