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Witness says cop killed and dumped 14-year-old at sea

Published:Wednesday | October 3, 2012 | 6:09 PM

A prosecution witness testified today that 24-year-old police constable Rushon Hamilton confessed to him that he killed 14-year-old schoolgirl Jhaneel Goulbourne.

He said the confession was made when he and Hamilton were cellmates at a police lockup in November 2008.

The witness said Hamilton told him that he abducted the girl from her gate and placed her in a van.

He said Hamilton told him that he placed the girl in a boat at sea, tied her up and then shot her.

The witness said Hamilton also confessed to him that he tied a concrete block to the body and dumped it at sea.

He said he and Hamilton were in the cell for several days and Hamilton made the confession after Hamilton had become comfortable.

Hamilton has been on trial in the Home Circuit Court since last week Monday for the girl's murder.

The Crown is alleging that Hamilton sexually assaulted the girl on October 4, 2008 then killed her after the incident was reported.