Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Manslaughter

Jamaica News, March 26, 2018 – Man Sentenced to 15 years for Manslaughter

St Elizabeth, Jamaica (McKoy’s News) – Daniel Johnson, a 23-year-old man from Manchester was sentenced to serve 15 years in prison for the stabbing death of a security guard in St Elizabeth, during a robbery in 2016.

Johnson pleaded guilty to manslaughter on March 9 of this year and was sentenced on Friday.

It was a robbery gone wrong at the Newell People’s Co-operative Bank in St Elizabeth, where the convict and other men made off with over $200,000 in cash. The 23-year-old Johnson was reportedly the one who struggled with Chadrick Dennis, a security guard. It was reported that Johnson stabbed the victim in the chest and back who later succumbed to his injuries.

As a result, Johnson was charged with murder and aggravated robbery, but pleaded guilty to the much lesser charge of manslaughter, instead of murder.

On Friday, he was handed two sentences, he will spend 10 years in prison on the charge of manslaughter, and 15 years for robbery with aggravation.

The sentences are to be served concurrently, therefore, he will only serve a maximum of 15 years in prison for his crimes.

 

Contributed by Brian Wisdom

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