Passion drove killer ex-cop over the edge

BY PAUL HENRY Crime/Court Co-ordinator henryp@jamaicaobserver.com

Monday, April 18, 2011

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THE wish of a woman to end an affair drove a former cop to go on a shooting spree, killing the woman, her child's father, and her son before he turned the gun on himself in Melrose Mews, Manchester late last night.

Woman Corporal Bevon Hutchinson-Anderson, 43, reportedly told retired policeman Osbourne Whitton that she wanted to end their affair. He reportedly visited her home, and upon seeing her with her child’s father, flew into a jealous rage.

Whitton then killed her, the child’s father Rohan Shaw, 45, of Rosedale Drive in Mandeville, and their son Keinon Shaw, 12, of Melrose Mews. Hutchinson-Anderson reportedly also had a husband in the United States with whom she has a 21-year-old son. Whitton also had a spouse in the US.

A neighbour, Delroy Martin, told the Observer that he heard gunshots, after which Whitton came over to his house to talk to him. The ex-cop asked to speak to Martin's wife, with whom he knew Hutchinson-Anderson had a friendship.

Martin said that he feared the ex cop wanted to kill his wife. He recounted that Whitton told him that Mr Shaw had reportedly pulled a gun on him but that it jammed, which was when he started firing.

After telling him this, Whitton then returned to the house and more shots were fired, Martin said. When the police arrived, a single shot was heard, believed to be from the former policeman killing himself.

The incident follows that in Three Hills, St Mary earlier this month when Corporal Wayne Llewellyn shot his wife and killed four members of her family before committing suicide.

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