JAMAICA – Businessman sentenced to life for murdering family of six

(CNS) – A 50-year-old businessman has been sentenced to 120 years behind bars for the murder of a family of six in the eastern parish of St. Thomas, 12 years ago.

In handing down the sentence on Thursday, Justice Bertram Morrison said the man must serve 48 years before being eligible for parole.

He was convicted of murder on all six counts after a seven-member jury handed down a unanimous verdict on March 6.

He was convicted of killing his former girlfriend Terry-Ann Mohammed, her son Jessie O’Gilvie, 9, her niece – Patrice Martin-McCool and her children, Lloyd McCool, 3, Jihad McCool, 6, and Sean Chin, 9, in the eastern parish on February 25, 2006.

However, McLean has denied any involvement in the killings.

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