A man sentenced to 23 years for a decapitation killing has been acquitted after an appellate court ruled that his admissions were inadmissible.
Jason Glinton, who was originally charged with murder in the 2012 death of Fordis Moncur, was convicted of manslaughter in a retrial in 2017.
Prosecutors alleged Glinton knocked Moncur unconscious by hitting him in the head with a baseball bat and then hacked him up with a cutlass after Moncur accused him of sleeping with his girlfriend.
The killing allegedly occurred between October 5 and 18, 2012.
When he took the stand, Glinton claimed that police beat him and placed a plastic bag over his head to force him to sign a prepared confession in which he allegedly described what led to Moncur’s death.
Of the video in which Glinton is seen showing police where he discarded Moncur’s remains, Glinton said that he was coached by the investigator, Sgt. Keith Rolle.
Police found partially decomposed human remains in Devil’s Point, Cat Island, but claimed that they did not find the head until Moncur led them to it.
Murrio Ducille appeared for Glinton and Jacqueline Forbes-Foster appeared for the Crown.