Former broadcaster Sentenced to Prison

Former broadcaster, Wayne Whyte, is to spend fourteen years in prison, for the 2012 gun attack on fellow broadcaster, Jody-Ann Gray.

He was sentenced to a total of 29 years, however he will only spend 14 years, as the sentences, are to run con-currently.

Wayne Whyte and his co-accused Safari Farr received similar sentences today (July 8).

They had pleaded guilty in the Gun Court to wounding with intent, and illegal possession of firearm and ammunition. 

  

Whyte and Farr  were sentenced to14 years for wounding with intent, 10 years for illegal possession of firearm and 5 years for illegal possession of ammunition.

The sentences were handed down today in the Gun Court by Justice Courtney Daye.

In handing down the sentences, Justice Daye said the aggravating circumstances  out-weighed the mitigating circumstances in the case.

He added that Ms. Gray was vulnerable and in the safety of her home at the time of the attack.

In April last year, Ms. Gray, formerly of Kool 97 FM, had just arrived home in Portmore in St. Catherine, when she was attacked and shot in the neck and arm.

Ms. Gray was 7 months pregnant at the time.

Whyte, Farr, and another man, were arrested shortly after the incident.

  

The third man was a witness for the prosecution.

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Lavern Allen Brown
9 years ago

Why did he shoot her?

Kimmy Skelter
9 years ago

she was pregnant with his child and he wanted her to abort the child because he was married and didnt want his life to be messed up. but she kept the baby so he tried to have her killed!

Gail Longmore
9 years ago

i figured it was something like that cheaters…

Janna-Joe Mcleod
9 years ago

such a sad story!

Paulette Sho Sho Green

So sad ..the deserves the CHAIR

Sonia Moss
9 years ago

At the end of the day prison is where he needs to be but let’s not forget that Ms Gray, although is the victim, is not entirely blameless in this tragedy either. What Whyte and his accomplice was wrong on every level and he should not have resorted to violence to deal with the situation, but Ms Gray has to take some of the responsibility here as well. She worked with Whyte so she knew he was married, yet still went into a relationship with him with her eyes wide open. Did she really think he was going to leave… Read more »

Sonia Moss
7 years ago

At the end of the day prison is where he needs to be but let’s not forget that Ms Gray, although is the victim, is not entirely blameless in this tragedy either. What Whyte and his accomplice was wrong on every level and he should not have resorted to violence to deal with the situation, but Ms Gray has to take some of the responsibility here as well. She worked with Whyte so she knew he was married, yet still went into a relationship with him with her eyes wide open. Did she really think he was going to leave… Read more »

Paulette Bella Blanco
7 years ago

So sad ..the deserves the CHAIR

Janna-Joe McLeod-Delattibudiere

such a sad story!

Lavern Allen Brown
7 years ago

Why did he shoot her?