Retired cop involved in murder/ suicide, man kills girlfriend

Thursday, June 16, 2016

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ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica – The St Elizabeth police are investigating late Wednesday's suspected murder/ suicide of a retired inspector of police and his common-law wife at Short Hill in Pedro Plains.

Police say the incident follows hard on the heels of a domestic murder in which a 21 year-old woman from Culloden in Westmoreland was killed, allegedly by her boyfriend, at Galleon Beach in St Elizabeth. That suspect, a 27 year-old farmer of Crawford, St Elizabeth, is in custody pending formal charges.
The victims of the murder/suicide have been identified as 59 year-old Earnest Douglas, who retired from the police force as inspector assigned to the Protective Services and his common law wife, 41 year-old nail technician, Tamara McIntosh.
Reports are that Douglas who had returned home on Tuesday from a visit to the United States became involved in an argument with McIntosh on Wednesday night. 
Explosions were heard about 9:00 pm after which McIntosh was found with a bullet wound to the face and Douglas with a bullet wound to the head. Douglas’s licensed firearm, a Glock pistol, was found beside him.
Early Tuesday, 21 year-old Felicia Wynter of Culloden was allegedly killed at Galleon Beach, just west of the St Elizabeth capital Black River. Reports are that her boyfriend (name withheld by police), for whom she had a baby, had earlier taken her from her home to Galleon Beach.  
Police say Wynter’s body, with a wound to the head apparently caused by a "blunt" implement, was found under a pile of wood, leading to suspicions that there were plans to burn it.
“These are the type of murders that the police can do little or nothing about,” said head of the St Elizabeth police Superintendent Lanford Salmon. “We can only call on citizens to alert us if they see situations unfolding that can lead to domestic violence and tragedy. That way the police can proactively move to save lives,” he said.

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