The Independent Commission of Investigations has secured its first murder conviction this week after a seven member jury found a member of the constabulary guilty.
He’s Constable Lincoln McCoy, who was found guilty of the murder of Jessica King.
The court heard evidence that on August of 2013, Constable McCoy shot and killed Ms. King and then made an unsuccessful attempt to kill himself at the Errol Flynn Marina in Port Antonio, Portland.
The two were in a relationship which turned sour.
He was arrested and charged for the murder of Ms. King on September, 4, 2013.
The trial of McCoy began in the Home Circuit Court on April 4, 2016 before the Mr. Justice Lloyd Hibbert.
The matter was prosecuted by Director of Public Prosecutions, Paula Llewellyn, Q.C. and Mr. Joel Brown.
The Constable gave sworn evidence and called no witnesses.
While the Commission has had four previous convictions, this matter represents the first murder conviction. The number of convictions emanating from an INDECOM investigation to five.