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Thursday, February 10

St Lucian sentenced to death for killing policeman

JamaicaObserver.com: "CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) – High Court Judge Kenneth Benjamin has sentenced Michel ‘Bage’ Joseph to hang for the April 27, 2008 murder of a policeman.

Scores of people, most noticeably members of the police force, gathered in the Criminal High Court yesterday for the sentencing hearing.

Constable Lester Garvin Remy was shot four times while he and other colleagues were executing a search warrant on a home in Ciceron, in South Castries.

The incident sent shock waves throughout the St Lucia Police Force and the rest of the society as it was the first time a police officer was killed here in the line of duty.
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