Inmate charged with killing correctional officer
An inmate at the St Catherine Adult Correctional Centre could face more time in prison after being charged in connection with the murder of a correctional officer at the institution.
The St Catherine North police have charged 31-year-old Robert Thompson with murder, introducing contraband in a penal institution, and assault at common law following the murder of 32-year-old correctional officer Jimel Westney.
Reports are that about 9:15 a.m., on Friday, November 13, Westney and other correctional officers were attending to prisoners when Thompson allegedly used a sharp object to inflict a wound to Westney's back. Westney was pronounced dead at the hospital. Thompson was charged following an interview with his attorney. His court date is being finalised.