Second suspect charged in Cassava Piece murder

Monday, June 18, 2018

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ST ANDREW, Jamaica — A second suspect has been charged in relation to the June 5 murder of Lorenzo Thomas o/c 'Chulups' and 'Israel' in Cassava Piece, St Andrew.

Charged with murder, conspiracy to murder, arson, shooting with intent and illegal possession of firearm and ammunition is 23-year-old Andre Hinds, a labourer from the area.

The first suspect — the 16-year-old son of deejay Mavado — was charged in relation to the incident over the weekend. He and his co-accused are booked to appear in the Corporate Area Criminal Court today.

According to reports from the Jamaica Constabulary Force's Corporate Communications Unit, Thomas, a 24-year-old labourer was killed by men who kicked open the door to his home about 3:30 am armed with firearms, machetes and gasoline.

The men reportedly fired multiple gunshots at Thomas before inflicting several chop wounds then setting him afire.

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