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Ex-cop found guilty of kidnapping businessman

Published:Tuesday | October 6, 2015 | 10:02 PM
The seven-member jury retired for more than three hours before returning the unanimous verdict against Alpheus Wade.

A jury this afternoon convicted policeman Alpheus Wade of the kidnapping of Kingston Businessman, Marc Frankson.

The seven-member jury retired for more than three hours before returning the unanimous verdict.

Wade is to be sentenced on November 13 by Justice Jennifer Straw.

Justice Straw has ordered a social enquiry report.

Wade was tried in the Home Circuit Court for Frankson’s 2011 kidnapping.

Frankson has testified that he was held up by men on June 15, 2011, blindfolded and taken to an undisclosed location.

He said the kidnappers demanded a ransom of US$500,000.

The businessman said he managed to escape following an alleged shootout between his kidnappers and the police in Portmore, St Catherine.

Wade denied being involved in Frankson’s kidnapping.