Ryan Samuel, 29 was sentenced to 26 years in prison for the stabbing death of 28-year-old Sea View Farm resident, Shayne James.
James was stabbed to death while he and his mother waited to catch a bus on May 7, 2015.
Last month, Samuel pleaded guilty to murder while his co-accused, Dane Hart and Lenroy Black both admitted to manslaughter.
When the men alighted from a vehicle on the day of the incident, Samuel was armed with a knife, Hart carried a wooden plank and Black had a stone in his hand.
They all attacked the victim with their weapons and Samuel inflicted several stab wounds about his body.
At Samuel’s sentencing hearing, the judge said he was disturbed by the fact that the attack occurred right in the presence of the victim’s mother.
He began with a sentence of 45 years, which was reduced by the standard 1/3 to 30 years in consideration of his guilty plea.
Four additional years was subtracted from the sentence since Samuel was of previous good character and had a good pre-sentence report.
Co-accused Hart and Black, who were sentenced last Thursday, both received sentences of six years imprisonment for their roles in the incident.
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