POLICE yesterday confirmed that Wilbert Pryce — the ex-Jamaica Defence Force soldier who allegedly shot and killed his mother-in-law and wounded his wife in Clarendon last month — is now behind bars.
An officer from the Constabulary Communication Network, the police's information arm, said Pryce turned himself in to police at the May Pen Station in Clarendon on Saturday.
"I can confirm that he turned himself in, but we don't have any other details," said the female officer.
A release from Karl Angell, the Jamaica Constabulary Force's director of communication, further stated that arrangements were being made for Pryce to be interviewed in the presence of an attorney.
The police reported last week that Pryce — who was two years ago released from prison where he had served a three-year sentence for abusing his wife, Tamara, the mother of his two children — allegedly murdered his mother-in-law, Maxine Fearon, before shooting Tamara multiple times.
That incident reportedly occurred at Fearon's house after Tamara declined to speak with Pryce, who had allegedly forced his way into the building.
Pryce, the police said, went to another community where he allegedly raped a woman.