Man sentenced in Paulwell-Patterson homicide case apologizes

One of many males who was sentenced for his position in killing Jamaican Member of Parliament Phillip Paulwell’s 10-month-old daughter and her mom has apologized to the nation.

Richard Brown, a 31-year-old graphic artist from Kingston, was on Wednesday sentenced to 30 years in jail on every of the 2 counts of homicide for the killing of child Sarayah and her mom, Toshnya Patterson.

He was additionally sentenced to at least one yr and 10 months in jail on every of the 2 counts of kidnapping of the mom and daughter from their dwelling in Kingston on September 9. The sentences are to be served concurrently and he has been ordered to serve 20 years earlier than he’s eligible for parole.

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In accordance with the Workplace of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Brown pleaded responsible to his position as the driving force who transported Patterson and Sarayah from Stony Hill, together with the shooter and different individuals, to a scene in East Kingston the place they have been killed.

He additionally stated he accepted half fee from co-accused, Leoda Bradshaw, on behalf of his co-conspirators for the execution of the plan to kidnap and kill Patterson and Sarayah.

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Following the sentencing, Brown delivered a letter to his lawyer, to be learn to the media, wherein he expressed regret for his actions.

“I would like my lawyer to inform the household of the child and her mom and the Jamaican public that I’m very sorry for the lack of their lives. I would like my lawyer to additionally inform my mentor that I [am] very sorry for the frustration. I hope at some point everybody will discover it doable to forgive me,” the lawyer, Rita Allen-Brown, learn.

“He didn’t point out who the mentor was. He simply handed me a notice right now that he desires me to learn to the media,” Allen-Brown stated.

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No proof to tie confederate to crimes

Brown’s confederate, Roshane Miller, was sentenced to serve seven years and 10 months for every rely of accent earlier than the actual fact to homicide; two years and 10 months for every rely of conspiracy to kidnap; and one yr and 10 months for misprision of felony. The sentences are to run concurrently.

An announcement from the DPP stated Miller pleaded responsible to taking part within the planning of the homicide of Patterson and Sarayah. Nevertheless it stated there was no proof that Miller was on the scene on the day of the kidnapping and murders or that he participated within the precise kidnapping and murders.

Leoda Bradshaw, the USA Navy Officer stated to be the mastermind behind the crime, alongside together with her co-accused Roland Lloyd Balford, have been remanded till an extra listening to scheduled for December 1.

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