Jamaica Crime News, Hanover: A 29-year-old man who hails from Montpelier in Sandy Bay, Hanover, was sentenced to 15 years hard labour in prison when he appeared in the Home Circuit Court in Kingston last week.
The accused has been identified as Calvin Reid, otherwise called “Turbian” and who the police said has been under their radar for some time now as a major player in the Lottery Scam
Reports by the police are that, in the year 2012, Reid who owns a massive apartment along Montpelier road in Sandy Bay, Hanover, hired the deceased Odane Alcock to do construction work on his building.
After completing the job, Alcock told his employer that he was supposed to be paid $27,000 by Reid but instead he was given $23,000. An argument developed over the remainder of the money and it was reported that Alcock’s life was threatened by the accused.
That afternoon Alcock was shot and killed by a then teenager, Ojay Harvey who was also identified to be working as a hit man for Reid. The teenager was later caught by the police and gave a confession that he was hired to kill Alcock by the accused who also gave him the firearm.
Harvey was later convicted and sentenced to prison. Reid was later arrested and charged jointly with murder and the matter moved over to the Hanover Circuit Court
Reid, who was being represented by Attorney-at-law Peter Champagnie, had his case transferred to the Home Circuit Court in Kingston where he was found guilty and sentenced to 15 years hard labour.
By News Reporter