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Rushan Hamilton sentencing pushed back to March 1

Published:Friday | February 22, 2013

Barbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator



The sentencing of former police constable Rushon Hamilton has again been postponed.



His sentencing should have been handed down in the Home Circuit Court today but it had to be pushed back, after the court was informed that Hamilton’s attorney is involved in another court case.



The sentencing was then set for March 1.



The prosecution had indicated that it would be seeking the death penalty.



Hamilton was found guilty last October of the murder of 14-year-old schoolgirl, Jhaneel Goulbourne.



During the trial several prosecution witnesses testified that while they were in custody with Hamilton, he confessed that he shot the teenage girl and dumped her body at sea in 2008.



However, the former policeman denied the allegation in his unsworn statement.



The crown had argued that Goulbourne went missing after a report was made that Hamilton sexually molested her on October 4, 2008, at the Elletson Road Police Station in Kingston.



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