JFJ Press Release: JFJ Welcomes Conviction of Two Policemen for Murder and Wounding with Intent

JFJ WELCOMES CONVICTION OF TWO POLICEMEN FOR MURDER AND WOUNDING WITH INTENT

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, Kingston, Jamaica. Jamaicans for Justice ((JFJ) welcomes the jury’s decision today to in Alligator Pond to find Detective Constable Tyrone Findlay and Constable Leonard Lindsay guilty of the murder of Anthony Richards and of wounding with intent of Roshane Dixon.

On January 1, 2010, Mr Richards and Mr. Dixon were on the beach in Alligator Pond, St. Elizabeth, when they were approached by two policemen, who after a brief conversation, shot the two men. Mr Richards died on the spot, while Mr Dixon was injured but pretended to be dead after being shot, an action which he credited with saving his life.

In August 2011, the Director of Public Prosecution ruled that Detective Constable Findlay and Constable Lindsay were to be charged with the murder of Anthony Richards and wounding with intent of Roshane Dixon.

Today’s verdict provides a measure of accountability for this terrible crime and a measure of closure for the family and friends of Mr Richards and of Mr Dixon, who survived this unimaginable ordeal.

We commend all those who worked towards this outcome and await the sentencing, which is to take place shortly.

 

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