Jamaican Sentenced to Hang for Officer's Killing

Jamaican Sentenced to Hang for Officer's Killing

Published November 11, 2009

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica has sentenced one man to hang for the 2007 murder of an assistant police commissioner, and two more to life in prison.

Twenty-six-year-old Massimassa Adams was accused of firing the shots that killed Gilbert Kameka, the highest-ranking police officer to be slain in Jamaica.

Adams was sentenced Monday night.

It is unlikely that he will be executed, however. Jamaica has not hanged anyone since 1988, despite recent efforts by some legislators and civic groups to enforce capital sentences.

The country has one of the world's highest murder rates. More than 1,200 people were reported killed through September on the island of 3 million people.

Written by Associated Press

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