St Andrew resident sentenced to 15-years

Sherwin Shane Buckmire - sentenced to 15 years in jail

Sherwin Shane Buckmire – sentenced to 15 years in jail

Sherwin Shane Buckmire, who was convicted in the high court for the October 8, 2011 death of 27 year-old Dellon Jeffery of La Digue, St. Andrew was on Monday sentenced to the maximum sentence of 15 years for Manslaughter.

The convicted man,  who represented by Attorney-at-Law Anslem Clouden was originally charged for murder; however, he pleaded guilty to the lesser offense of manslaughter on April 16, 2015, which was accepted by the Prosecution in the matter.

Speaking with reporters Wednesday, Clouden hinted that an appeal would be filed against the sentence handed down by Madam Justice Paula Gilford at High Court Number 2, on the Carenage, St. George’s.

He said that although Buckmire was granted remission for the “three years and six months already spent on remand” at the Richmond Hill prison, he was “not given credit for the guilty plea.”

The seasoned criminal attorney noted that although the decision to credit Buckmire for the guilty plea “is in the discretion of the Judge, the practice has developed in this jurisdiction and in the OECS Organization of Eastern Caribbean States) where following the good year principles enunciated by the Court of Appeal of Great Britain, someone who has pleaded guilty is entitled to a discount in their sentence”.

“This discount was not given to Buckmire and on that basis we are appealing the decision”, said the long standing attorney-at-law.

When THE NEW TODAY contacted, Senior Crown Counsel in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Howard Pinnock, he Sherwin Shane Buckmire, who was convicted in the high court for the October 8, 2011 death of 27 year-old Dellon Jeffery of La Digue, St. Andrew was on Monday sentenced to the maximum sentence of 15 years for Manslaughter.

The convicted man,  who represented by Attorney-at-Law Anslem Clouden was originally charged for murder; however, he pleaded guilty to the lesser offense of manslaughter on April 16, 2015, which was accepted by the Prosecution in the matter.




Speaking with reporters Wednesday, Clouden hinted that an appeal would be filed against the sentence handed down by Madam Justice Paula Gilford at High Court Number 2, on the Carenage, St. George’s.

He said that although Buckmire was granted remission for the “three years and six months already spent on remand” at the Richmond Hill prison, he was “not given credit for the guilty plea.”

The seasoned criminal attorney noted that although the decision to credit Buckmire for the guilty plea “is in the discretion of the Judge, the practice has developed in this jurisdiction and in the OECS Organization of Eastern Caribbean States) where following the good year principles enunciated by the Court of Appeal of Great Britain, someone who has pleaded guilty is entitled to a discount in their sentence”.

“This discount was not given to Buckmire and on that basis we are appealing the decision”, said the long standing attorney-at-law.

When THE NEW TODAY contacted, Senior Crown Counsel in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Howard Pinnock, he said it was determined that Buckmire acted in provocation, pointing out that the act of him being slapped by the deceased…caused him to lose self control…”
He indicated that the deceased received a fatal chop to his neck, which would have been responsible for his death.

“It was a deep sharp wound measuring 10 cm by 5 cm and it cut right down to the cervical vertebrae and also the spinal cord area,” said the State Prosecutor.
This newspaper understands that the convicted man had an intimate relationship with Genni Julien of Mt Horne, St Andrew who has a child with the now deceased man.

According to Clouden, the altercation between the two men came into play when “the victim (Jeffery) went to the house and found Buckmire holding his two-year-old child” and was not happy about it and ”he slapped Buckmire in the face,” and started a quarrel.

Having received the slap, Buckmire pulled a cutlass that was in the house and administered some wounds on his opponent – “5 lacerations,” one to his hand, three to his back and one to his neck.

Buckmire was 20-years-old at the time of time of the offense.

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