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Man sentenced to 23 years in prison for Ocho Rios market murder | RJR News

By Clinton McGregor

A St. Mary man convicted 12 years ago of killing another man during a dispute at Ocho Rios Market in St. Ann was sentenced to 23 years in prison Friday when he appeared in St. Ann Circuit Court .

In his sentencing, Judge Andrea Peddygrew-Collins ruled that 53-year-old Peter Wilson must serve 18 years behind bars before he is eligible for parole.

He was convicted of the stabbing death of a man known only as ‘Jockey’.

Prosecutors had presented evidence that both men had a dispute at the Ocho Rios market in January 2012.

Prosecutors say Mr Wilson, who is disabled after losing one of his arms, was able to overpower his victim and inflict stab wounds to his body.

The injured man was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The court was told Mr Wilson had a long history of violence.

He had three previous convictions in 1991, 2000 and 2011, all for the same offense of unlawful wounding.