Second accused in Paulwell family murders receives 7-year sentence for accessory before the fact
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The other man implicated in the slaying of the infant daughter of Opposition Member of Parliament Phillip Paulwell and her mother was on Wednesday sentenced to seven years and 10 months in prison for the offence of accessory before the fact.
The sentence was handed down in the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston.
For the other offences which he was charged for – two counts of conspiracy to kidnap and misprision of a felony – those sentences are not yet known.
He was charged in the murder of Paulwell’s ten-month-old daughter, Sarayah and her mother Toshnya Patterson, who went missing from their Gilmore Avenue home in St Andrew on September 9.
Earlier on Wednesday his co-accused was also sentenced to 30 years in prison on each of the two counts of murder. He will have to spend a minimum of 20 years behind bars for the murders before he is eligible for parole. The sentences are to be served concurrently.
In October, the men accepted plea deals for the murders and kidnapping. So far, three people have been charged for the crimes, including Paulwell’s alleged lover, United States Navy Culinary Specialist Seaman Leoda Bradshaw.