PHILIPSBURG:— The main suspect Ridge Damisse (24) in the robbery of Oro Diamante jewelry store on August 5, 2015 was sentenced on Wednesday to 20 years in jail. He was found guilty of manslaughter of police officer Gamali Benjamin and with the intent to commit manslaughter on police officer Carty. The other main suspect Jovanni Leon (20) was sentenced to 8 years in jail for participating in an armed robbery which led to the death of Benjamin. The suspect Mike Henson Azor was sentenced to 2.5 years in jail for being an accomplice in the armed robbery.
The suspect Obed Alvius Cannegieter was acquitted of all charges against him. According to the Court of First Instance it wasn’t legally and convincingly proven that he was an accomplice in the robbery.
Source: St. Martin News Network
Gamali Benjamin’s killers found guilty — main suspect sentenced to 20 years.