Jamaica News, January 30, 2018
Clarendon, Jamaica (McKoy’s News) – Clarendon Teen Gunman gets Life Sentence: A 19-year-old gunman who murdered a Clarendon businessman execution-style in a Hayes, Clarendon Cookshop, February 2017, pleaded guilty to the charge of murder and was handed down a life sentence on Monday at the Clarendon Circuit Court.
He faced an identification parade and was positively identified as the shooter in the murder of the businessman.
Clarendon Teen Gunman gets Life Sentence: In addition to a life sentence for murder, 19-year-old Shevanne Harris, who was sentenced by the presiding Justice, Judge Courtney Day in the Clarendon Circuit Court, was also sentenced to consecutive five years for illegal possession of a firearm and three years for illegal possession of ammunition.
He will be eligible for parole after 21 years.
Court documents state that on February 1, 2017, Shevanne Harris, shot Barrington Herdsman, a Cookshop operator, in his head outside his business place inside the Newton Plaza in Hayes.
Harris initially pleaded guilty to the offences on January 11 and his sentencing was postponed for yesterday, awaiting a social enquiry report and antecedent.
Mrs Herdsman testified that her husband was outside the shop sitting on a stool, on a break from the day’s sale; when she saw a man enter the business place and looked around, the man then removed a firearm from his waistband and walked out of the shop in the direction of Mr Herdsman. When the man reached her husband Mrs Herdsman said the man pointed the gun at the back of her husband’s head and fired several shots, then ran in the direction of Vere Technical High School.
Barrington Herdsman was pronounced dead at the May Pen Hospital
Reportedly Shevanne Harris was arrested on May 23, 2017, in May Pen Clarendon, he was found with was found with a Glock pistol containing a magazine with 15 9mm rounds in his waistband. He was later positively identified and charged with Herdsman’s murder.