By LAMECH JOHNSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
A MAN convicted of murder two months ago was sentenced to 30 years in prison yesterday.
Christopher Wallace appeared before Justice Ian Winder facing up to life imprisonment concerning the March 4, 2010, killing of Robert St Jean.
The judge determined that 30 years was an appropriate punishment in Wallace’s case and ordered the sentence to run from March, when a jury unanimously convicted him of the killing.
Wallace, however, will only serve 28 years at the Department of Correctional Services as he was given credit for the two years he spent on remand awaiting trial.
The prosecution’s case against Wallace centred around a confession statement which Wallace claimed he did not make voluntarily when in police custody.
Wallace, according to the statement, and Damian Bowe, who is now deceased, went to Fox Hill to kill Johnny Pierre, alias Johnny Bravo.
St Jean, aka Blacks, was shot by mistake, Wallace said in the statement.
Kevin Farrington and Viola Barnett prosecuted the case while Calvin Seymour represented Wallace.