No charges in blind grandpa's murder

Monday, August 21, 2017

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THE 23-year-old man who was taken into custody in relation to the death of his visually impaired grandfather, whose body was thrown into a pit after he was strangled in Mitchell Town, Clarendon last Tuesday, is yet to be charged.

According to the police, the suspect, who is believed to be of unsound mind, is being questioned before being taken to court to decide whether or not he is fit to plea.

The young man, whose identity has not been released, was taken into custody last Tuesday after he reportedly confessed to relatives that he had strangled the 82-year-old pensioner, Syril James Morgan, and thrown his body into a sewage pit.

Morgan's body was removed from the pit on Wednesday morning.

According to relatives, the suspect tried to commit suicide following the death by attempting to slash his wrist with a knife and jumping into the pit, but was assisted out by relatives.

The relatives said the young man, who was living with his grandfather at the time of the incident and assisted with his care, told them that he had been hearing voices.

— Tanesha Mundle

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