A former Police Constable, Ricketo Graham, has been sentenced to life in prison.

Graham was sentenced for the July 2013 murder of a man, Christopher Hill, in St. Ann.

The ruling was handed down by Justice Glen Brown in the Home Circuit Court this morning. He’s to serve 35 years in prison before being eligible for parole.

In handing down the sentence, Justice Brown said Hill’s murder was cold-blooded and callous. He says the sentence should be a warning to other officers that they could be sent to prison unless they discharge their firearms in self-defense.

Graham was found guilty last month by a seven member jury. He was charged following an investigation by INDECOM and the Bureau of Special Investigations, BSI.

Evidence was led in court that Hill was accosted by the police and taken to the Brown’s Town Police Station. He was processed and subsequently taken to Wesley Crescent where he was shot. He died of his injuries, days later, at the St. Ann’s Bay Hospital.

Constable Graham was arrested and charged by INDECOM on July 19, 2013, with attempting to pervert the course of justice and murder.

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