Jamaica Crime News, St Mary: An ex-police officer who was recently charged with the murder of a local entertainer in the parish of St Mary, in 2017, had his bail application denied when he appeared before the St Mary Parish Court on Thursday, September 13.
The accused, 24-year-old Oshane Wayne Thompson, was charged by the Bureau of Special Investigation on Thursday with the murder of Kriston Pearson, otherwise called “Insta Boss” dancehall entertainer of Islington in St Mary, and Exchange in Ochi Rios.
Reports by the St Mary police are that about 4:00 a.m. on May 7, 2017, Thompson was at a party being held in Trinity, St Mary, when he got involved in an argument with the entertainer, over a female.
It is further reported that during the argument, Pearson used a bottle to hit the then police officer. Thompson drew his firearm and opened fire hitting the entertainer on his chest.
Pearson was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead. Following the incident, a special investigation was carried out by a team attached to INDECOM and the St Mary police.
During that period, Thompson tended his resignation and left the Island for the United States of America on June 13, 2017, where he intended to spend time until December of the same year.
Thompson overstayed his visit in the USA and in March of 2018, he was held by the immigration in New Jersey and charged. He was dragged before the courts and ordered to be deported back to Jamaica on August 12.
He was deported back to Jamaica and on Thursday, August 30, the Bureau of Special Investigation conducted an immediate investigation and ordered that Thompson be charged for murder.
Thompson who is represented by Attorney-at-law, Peter Champagne was considered a flight risk by the presiding Judge, who set the case for committal on October 2.