Jason Kevin Marshall must spend an additional ten years and nine months for unlawfully killing Andrew Scantlebury during an arcade robbery.
Justice Randall Worrell handed down the sentence this afternoon. Marshall, of Olive Drive, Crane, St Philip, was found guilty in February 2014, of unlawfully killing Andrew Scantlebury in 2008.
The judge described the crime as “a very serious one” which warranted a custodial sentence. He found that the aggravating factors of Marshall’s case were his having gone to the Road View, St Peter arcade with a loaded firearm and that he had taken a life.
Scantlebury was one of the patrons in the arcade on that fateful day.
In her submissions last week, Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Donna Babb-Agard, asked the court to consider a minimum sentence of not less than 18 to 20 years for the convict.
She explained that he had gone to an establishment where people were gathered with a firearm. Additionally, he had removed his mask before using the buzzer to gain entry, but once inside had donned it again.
Marshall, on the other hand, said he would like to be able to spend some time with his son and to have the opportunity to raise him the right way. He went on to say that he was 22 at the time of the incident, is now 30 years old and had learnt a lot since being remanded. He further expressed an interest in getting involved in Culinary Arts.
In deciding on a sentence, along with taking those submissions, Justice Worrell also considered Marshall’s presentencing report and that he was 22 years old at the time.
The judge therefore used 20 years and a starting point and reduced the sentence by three years because of his age. The six years which Marshall spent on remand were also a factor, leaving him with the remaining time to be served.