Ex-Soldier Sentenced to 19 Years in Prison for the Murder of his Ex-lover Nurse Ophelia Wollaston

Jamaica Crime News, St Ann: 61-year-old Alvin Hugh Chatrie, Security Guard and Ex-soldier of Runaway Bay, St. Ann, who was charged with the murder of his ex-girlfriend 39-yr-old Ophelia Wollaston, a nurse who was employed to the St. Ann’s Bay Hospital, has been sentenced to 19 years imprisonment.

The sentence was handed down in the St Ann Circuit Court last Thursday. Chatrie is required to serve 15 years of his sentence before parole eligibility.

Wollaston, who was shot at a supermarket in St. Ann’s Bay on Friday, October 27, 2017, hours after filing a report with the police about receiving death threats, died while undergoing treatment the following day.

Ms. Wollaston’s colleagues were irate about the slow reaction of the police to act on her previous complaints and as a result, protested outside the St Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital October 31, 2017, in strong opposition of violence against women.

Chatrie’s sentence was lessened, due to the fact that he had no prior convictions and had immediately turned himself over to the police after he committed the murder.

Justice Dunbar-Green recommended that Chatrie undergo counseling as part of his rehabilitation during custody and that his engineering skills should be used by the penal institution.


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