Wednesday, 19 October 2022 14:57

Jamaican woman gets 42 years in Bahamian prison for killing girlfriend

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A 34-year-old Jamaican woman was on Tuesday sentenced to 42 years in a Bahamian prison for the murder of her girlfriend last year.
Nadisha Beckford had claimed that she was acting in self-defence when she stabbed Lakeisha Mackey during a fight in the parking lot of the Mayfair Hotel on February 20, 2021.
Ms Mackey died in the hospital two days later.
The self-defense claim was rejected by a jury that unanimously convicted Beckford of murder earlier this year.
Beckford's lawyer, Dorsey McPhee has indicated she will appeal both the conviction and sentence.