A former member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, has been sentence to 19-years in prison for wounding with intent, in the Supreme Court last Thursday.

The former Detective Constable was also sentenced to 14-years for illegal possession of firearm.

The sentences are to run concurrently.

The ex-policeman, Sherwood Simpson, was charged following an investigation by the Independent Commission of Investigations, INDECOM, into the shooting injury of a civilian in St. Mary on December 23, 2013.

It is alleged the accused and three other people took the civilian to a remote area in St. Mary where he was shot and abandoned.

Simpson was first convicted in June 2015. At the time he was sentenced to 15-years in prison for wounding with intent and a further five years for illegal possession of firearm.

But Simpson appealed his conviction and a retrial was ordered.

The retrial began on April 12 this year before Chief Justice, Bryan Sykes.

Simpson was found guilty on May 5, 2021.