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Mother and son shot dead in Westmoreland

Saturday, April 27, 2013 | 4:30 PM    

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WESTMORELAND, Jamaica - Detectives assigned to the Westmoreland police division have commenced investigations to determine the circumstances which led to the shooting death of a woman and her son and the shooting of another, in Newtown, Geneva, Westmoreland Saturday morning.

Dead are 34-year-old Keriesha Ricketts and nine-year-old Jafe Francis. Another son, who is 12-years-old, was shot and inured.

Reports from the Morgan’s Bridge Police are that about 1:20am Ricketts was at home with her common-law husband when they noticed fire coming from a chicken coop outside. They both went outside to extinguish the blaze when Rickett’s was shot. Her spouse ran to get help and upon his return discovered that Jafe and his other son were also shot.

The police were summoned and the victims taken to the hospital where Ricketts and Jafe were pronounced dead and the other son admitted in stable condition.

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