JAMAICA: EX-SOLDIER SENTENCED TO DEATH
August 26, 2010: Jamaican Supreme Court Justice Horace March sentenced ex-soldier Leslie Moodie, 35, to death for the Double Diamond night club murders in October 2008.
Four people were killed in the attack.
Laywers for Moodie had argued that he was drunk and accidentally shot the men.
In handing down the sentence, Justice Marsh said the only punishment that could be imposed was death. He said the mitigating factors did not outweigh the extreme and exceptional circumstances of the murders.
It is unlikely, however, that Moodie will be hanged. No one has been executed in Jamaica for more than two decades.
At least four people besides Moodie are on death row. (Sources: Go Jamaica, 26/08/2010; Ap, Taiwan News, 27/08/2010)