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Ex-cop deported from USA to face murder charge in Jamaica

September 1, 2018 9:10 PM
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Ex-cop deported from USA to face murder charge in Jamaica

A former member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, who fled to the US while being sought in connection with the fatal shooting of an entertainer in St. Mary, has been charged with murder. a day after was deported by US law enforcement.

Oshane Wayne Thompson, 24, has been charged for the murder of 31 year-old Kriston Pearson, otherwise called Insta Boss, who was an entertainer of Islington, St Mary.

The ex-cop, who is being represented by attorney Peter Champagnie, is booked to appear in the St Mary Parish Court on Monday.

Mr Champagnie told RJR News that he will be applying for bail, adding that his client was acting in self-defence when the incident occured.

Mr Thompson, who fled island in May last year was flown to Jamaica on Thursday and was arrested on arrival by the Bureau of Special Investigations.

In March this year, he was arrested on immigration charges by deportation officers in New Jersey. The US State Department revoked his visa after the authorities received information that he was in New York.

On August 2, the former cop was ordered removed by an immigration judge in New York City, and waived his right to appeal.

Mr. Thompson was implicated in the fatal shooting of Mr Pearson at a dance in Trinity, Port Maria on May 7, 2017. It was reported that Mr. Pearson and the cop got into an altercation over a woman when he was shot several times.

Source: rjrnewsonline.com

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