Former Jamaican Cop Found Guilty Of Murder

Hardbeatnews, WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Fri. Dec. 16, 2005: A 33-year-old Brooklyn man, who was once a cop in the Jamaica Constabulary Force, has been found guilty of murder in a White Plains court.

A jury of 12 on Wednesday found Paul Ryan Douglas guilty of murdering Milton Moran Jr., and the attempted robbery of a Citibank ATM machines at 1915 Central Park Ave. on the morning of April 22, 2004. He faces life in prison at his sentencing on Jan. 31 after prosecutors decided against seeking the death penalty.

Douglas, who had fled to Florida before confessing to a clergyman and surrendering to police in Coral Springs, remained stoic as the verdict was read.

Moran was found dead in the trunk of his car, bound and gagged with duct tape. An autopsy report claimed he was beaten and suffocated. Witnesses told the court during the trial that they saw Douglas dragging the body but he had maintained his innocence, saying he was forced to participate in the crime and did not actually kill Moran.

But he declined to give a name of the ‘real’ killer, whom he said extorted tens of thousands of dollars from him and knew he was once a Brinks Security Services employee and that he and Moran were co-workers there. The mystery man he said forced him to help with a robbery attempt. –