Latest murder pushes Portland's tally to 12

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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PORT ANTONIO, Portland — Sunday evening's murder of Stacy-Ann Wellington in Diamond, Buff Bay, has pushed Portland's murder toll to 12 since the start of the year.

Shortly after 6:00 pm Sunday, residents heard explosions and summoned the police.

On their arrival, they found Wellington in a pool of blood with multiple gunshot wounds. She was taken to the Annotto Bay Hospital where she was pronounced dead, the police said.

Investigators are theorising that her killing may have been linked to a domestic dispute, as it is alleged that Wellington had an argument with a man earlier that day.

Last week Thursday, Superintendent of Police Duane Wellington, while addressing the Portland Municipal Corporation, spoke about challenges the police are experiencing with crime in Buff Bay. He reported that three murders have been committed in the Buff Bay police area.

“We did a walk-through the Diamond in Buff Bay on September 24, and interacted with residents. We will be going back there, very shortly,“ he said. “Buff Bay has been giving us some problems in terms of serious crimes of late, so we are trying to get closer to the community so we can put a stem on the criminality in that area.”

— Everard Owen

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