Dante Brooks, a son of Jamaican Reggae Dancehall Heavyweight , David Constantine Brooks popularly known by his stage name, Movado Gully, was sentenced to life imprisonment for murder in the Home Circuit Court on Friday 19th March 2021 of Thomas Lorenzo.
Brooks, 18, and his co-accused, Andre Hinds, were found guilty of murder, illegal possession of firearm and arson in January of this year in relation to the murder of Lorenzo Thomas in 2018.
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Brooks is to serve 22 years before being eligible for parole consideration.
Additionally, he was sentenced to 15 years behind bars on each count of illegal possession of firearm and arson. The three sentences are to run concurrently.
In relation to Hinds, he was sentenced to life imprisonment for murder, with a stipulation that he serve 17 years before being eligible for parole consideration.
Further, he was sentenced to 15 years each for illegal possession of firearm and arson. His sentences are also to run concurrently.
Brooks and Hinds were charged in connection with the grisly killing of Lorenzo Thomas in the St Andrew community of Cassava Piece on June 5, 2018.
According to prosecutors, Brooks and Hinds were among five men who entered a house and shot Thomas before pushing his father into another room.
Thomas’ killers reportedly attempted to sever his head, but aborted that plan because the machete that was being used was not sharp enough.
They then allegedly poured gasoline on the house and body before setting the place on fire.
Prosecutors relied on the eyewitness testimony of Thomas’ father, who indicated that he knew his son’s killers from the community.