KINGSTON, Jamaica — Alton White, the father of 24-year-old Shantell White, who was shot dead on December 31, 2019, is displeased with the sentence which was handed down in the Manchester Circuit Court on Tuesday to Andre Bromfield who pleaded guilty to the crime.
On Tuesday, Bromfield was sentenced to 18 years and five months in prison for killing Shantell, whom he reportedly had an intimate relationship with.
White, who was employed as an inventory clerk at the supermarket where Bromfield was also a supervisor, was in a lunchroom with coworkers when Bromfield reportedly shot her in the face with his licensed firearm.
He had pleaded guilty to manslaughter in a plea deal on May 16.
He had initially been charged with illegal possession of firearm and murder, however, he pleaded not guilty to those charges.
The murder charge was later reduced to manslaughter after Bromfield indicated in his caution statement that he was provoked by White.
Following this morning’s sentencing, White said he was very displeased.
“I’m not pleased. I’m not pleased about this whole situation. There is no justice there. All of these people weh sit down and cook up dem story…If it was a ‘big man’ child, it wouldn’t be like this,” White said.
“A life enuh, when the rain fall it nuh fall pon one man house top. Memba dat. Life is one big road with a lot of signs.
White said he did not even get a chance to have his say in court.
“I’m here sitting down, I deven get the opportunity fi go in the court. I deven get a saying to say something and see why it has to be like this. I’m so fed up,” he added.