Inmate charged with killing correctional officer

November 27, 2020
Jimel Westney
Jimel Westney

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.

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