Man who killed woman after sex encounter gets 7 years

Friday, December 15, 2017

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The labourer who admitted to killing a woman in December 2014 and hiding her body under his bed after inviting her to his home for sex was sentenced a short while ago to seven years imprisonment with psychiatric evaluation, treatment and counselling.

Kino Gilzene, of New Haven in St Andrew, however, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and not murder as a psychiatric evaluation showed that he suffers from schizophrenia in October under the sentence reduction initiative.

The deceased Sudeen Jackson, a 22-year-old resident of Braeton, Portmore, St Catherine was killed after she went to Gilzene's home, allegedly for a sexual encounter in exchange for $3,000.

Following the sexual encounter, she asked to leave but Gilzene got angry and stabbed her in her chest and neck before using a stone to bash in her face.

Gilzene then hid the woman's body under his bed and cleaned up the scene. When his sister Alicia came home, he told her a story about being held up by three men who raped and killed Jackson.

The sibling buried Jackson's body in a shallow grave the following morning but informed their mother of the incident and she summoned the police.

Both were arrested and his sister Alicia Gilzene was charged with misprision of felony.


Alicia, however, was not before the court last month when the director of public prosecutions indicated that the Crown is considering either prosecuting her for misprision of felony or abandoning the charge in light of what she was told by her brother.


The Sentence Reduction Day initiative provides the platform for individuals to enter a guilty plea and benefit from up to maximum of 50 per cent reduction in their sentence, according to the provisions of the Criminal Justice Administration Amendment Act 2015.


The programme, which had its first instalment on May 22, is being implemented by the Criminal Case Management Steering Committee, which has as its mandate the implementation of policies and strategies that are geared towards the administration of justice in a timely manner in all the courts.

Raquel Porter

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