A Jamaican man was sentenced to serve 66 and a half years in prison before being eligible for parole on Tuesday.
Justice Lorna Shelly Williams handed down the ruling in the Home Circuit Court in downtown, Kingston.
Kemar Thompson pleaded guilty to 8 counts of murder, illegal possession of firearm and robbery with aggravation between August and October 2014.
Thompson was 24 years old when he committed the offences.
In a statement today, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions says it’s possibly the first time in Jamaica’s history that a man’s pleaded guilty to all ten charges.
Thompson’s charged on three separate indictments from three separate incidents over a 3-month period.
In the first incident on August 14, 2014 a witness accused Thompson of shooting a man in Pineapple Lane, Bog Walk, St Catherine.
The deceased was identified as Carlton Blake.
In the second incident, on October 12, 2014, Thompson was accused of fatally shooting and robbing three China Harbour Engineering Company, CHEC workers and a passerby.
It’s alleged he robbed the CHEC workers of almost 2 million dollars along the Bowerswood Main Road in Giblatore, St Catherine.
In the third incident, on October 22, 2014 Thompson’s accused of killing three people in Pineapple Lane, also in St Catherine.
The DPP’s Office is lauding its witnesses and the team of investigators from the Major Investigations Division, MID.
It’s also commending the Criminal Investigations Bureau, CIB on the quality of their investigations.
Meanwhile, Mr. Thompson’s was represented by attorneys Ernest Davis and Sasha-Kay Shaw.
Mr. Davis reportedly urged the court to hand down a light sentence given Thompson’s age and the fact that he pleaded guilty.
But, the presiding judge responded by condemning Thompson’s actions citing the fact that he committed 8 murders in the space of three months.