US immigration starts removal proceedings for Jamaican murder convict

Officials from the Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) in Baltimore, Maryland, have arrested a 52-year-old Jamaican national who was found guilty of first-degree murder.

The unnamed Jamaican man was held in Baltimore and given a notice to appear for immigration proceedings, according to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) department, as a result of his conviction for an aggravated felony after admission.

According to ICE, the Jamaican national first entered the country as a legitimate permanent resident in October 1981 at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.

He was charged with battery by the Laurel Police Department in December 1995, and the Prince George’s County District Court in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, found him guilty in April 1996.

According to ICE, the Jamaican citizen was detained in April 1998 by the Prince George’s County Police Department and charged with first-degree premeditated murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and use of a pistol in the commission of a felony or violent crime.

He was found guilty of these counts in April 1999 and given a life sentence by the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County.

The Jamaican national was released into a six-month rehab program in Frederick, Maryland, in March 2022 after the Maryland Department of Corrections determined that he qualified for a program to help him reintegrate into society.

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