WATCH: ‘I am very sorry’ says man convicted of helping to murder Paulwell’s daughter and her mother
KINGSTON, Jamaica— The man who was sentenced on Wednesday for his role in the killing of Member of Parliament Phillip Paulwell’s daughter and her mother has apologised for his actions and asked that one day he will be forgiven.
His lawyer, Rita Allen-Brown told reporters that the man who remains unidentified handed her a note and asked she reads to the media following his sentencing of 30 years in prison for the slaying of 10-month-old Sarayah Paulwell and her mother, Toshnya Patterson.
“I just wanted to do the right thing. I want my lawyer to tell the family of the baby and mother and the Jamaican public that I am very sorry for the loss of their lives. I want my lawyer to also tell my mentor that I am very sorry for the disappointment. I hope one day everyone will find it possible to forgive me,” Allen-Brown read, adding that the man signed his name.
Allen Brown stated that the man will have to serve a minimum of 20 years before being eligible for parole.
She added that he was also convicted of two counts of kidnapping and will serve one year and 10 months in prison on each of the two counts of kidnapping of the infant and her mother from their Gilmore Avenue home in St Andrew on September 9.
The sentence was handed down in the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston.
The sentences are to be served concurrently, Allen-Brown said.
Another man who was implicated in the slaying of the mother and daughter was also sentenced on Wednesday.
He was sentenced to seven years and 10 months in prison for the offence of accessory before the fact.