Three men charged under Offences Against the Person Act

Monday, November 11, 2019

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Three men are to face the court to answer to charges stemming from breaches of the Offences Against the Person Act and the Firearms Act.

Charged are 22-year-old Khamali Dennis otherwise called 'Lala', unemployed of Gayle district in Clarendon, 21-year-old Anthony Barrette otherwise called 'Tony Stella', a labourer of Linstead, St Catherine and 26-year-old Kevoy Shaw, a vendor of a Kingston 20 address.

The police said Dennis was implicated in the Monday, November 30, 2017 murder of 29-year-old Jodian Harvey otherwise called 'Shasha' and the shooting injury of another girl, both of Gayle district.

Reports are that about 10:20 pm, the two females were at home when men kicked open the door to their house and opened gunfire at them. Harvey was pronounced dead after the incident. The police said Dennis was brought to the police station by his attorney on Saturday, November 2.

Meanwhile, Barrette was charged in relation to the shooting death of 20-year-old Garfield Newell otherwise called 'Little Man', a land surveyor, and the injuring of another man of Old Harbour Road in Spanish Town, St Catherine.

Police reports are that about 4:30 pm on October 6, Newell and the man were walking along the Retreat Heights main road in Falmouth, Trelawny when gunmen alighted from a motor vehicle and opened fire hitting them. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Both Dennis and Barrette were charged with murder, wounding with intent and illegal possession of firearm and ammunition. Their court dates are being finalised.

On the other hand, Shaw was charged following the stabbing death of Nkuma Thompson, a labourer in Kingston.

Police reports are that about 2:30 pm on October 26, Thompson was stabbed to death during an altercation with Shaw in their community. The accused was later positively identified during an identification parade.

Shaw is scheduled to appear before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Wednesday, November 13.


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