Fourth man charged in Collymore murder case

Saturday, April 21, 2018

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A fourth man has been charged in connection with the alleged contract killing of St Andrew businesswoman, Simone Campbell-Collymore, which the police accuse her husband Omar “Best” Collymore of orchestrating.

The 32-year-old woman and 36-year-old taxi operator Winston Watson were gunned down on Stanley Terrace in Red Hills, St Andrew, on January 2.

Following the killings, Collymore and two other suspects, Michael Adams and Dewayne Pink, were arrested and charged.

However, on Thursday when the matter was mentioned in the Gun Court section of the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court, 21-year-old Shaquile Edwards appeared in court on a conspiracy to murder charge.

Edwards was remanded as he is to settle legal representation.

Collymore, who was previously given a further two weeks to get an attorney, also asked for more time to settle his legal representation.

On the last court date, the 35-year-old had told the court that he was in the process of accumulating funds to pay for his legal fees.

The case was subsequently scheduled for mention on May 18 and all four accused were remanded.

According to the police, Campbell-Collymore was travelling in Watson's taxi when they were attacked and shot by gunmen. Both were later pronounced dead at hospital.

Following the murders, Collymore was captured during an operation at a guest house in St Elizabeth in February, after a warrant was issued for his arrest two days earlier.

Prior to his capture in St Elizabeth, Collymore was taken into custody after he was held at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston attempting to leave the island. However, he was later released.

Attorney Ernest Davis is representing Adams, while C J Mitchell is representing Pink.

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