Men sentenced to life for killing couple dubbed good Samaritans
The two men found guilty of killing a couple, dubbed the good Samaritans, have been sentenced to life in prison.
Andre Ennis and Pasmore Millings also called Shane Brown were sentenced this afternoon in the Home Circuit Court by Justice Lloyd Hibbert.
The men were sentenced to life imprisonment and forty years before parole for the murder of 24-year-old Taiwo Mckenzie and life imprisonment and fifty years before parole for the murder of 23-year-old human resource officer Janel White.
The sentences are to run concurrently.
The men were convicted of the double murder on Wednesday, June 20.
White and McKenzie were found with their throats slashed in bushes in Mount Salus St Andrew, in November 2007.
A third man, who was charged jointly with Ennis and Millings for the double murder, pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to rob and conspiracy to kidnapping.
He was sentenced to eight years imprisonment.
In handing down the life sentences, Justice Hibbert said the manner in which the couple was killed was very distressing.
Justice Hibbert said he had to take into account the age and the character evidence of Ennis and Millings.
The crown led evidence that on November 9, 2007, White and McKenzie were kidnapped when they went to Havendale to distribute medical supplies to a man their vehicle reportedly hit from a bike.
They were tied up, gagged and dragged into bushes where they were killed.