Teenager charged with grandfather's murder

Friday, October 12, 2018

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A teenager who was detained on Sunday in connection with the death of his 73-year-old step-grandfather in Red Hills, St Andrew, has been charged with murder.

No court date has been announced for Shamar Graham, 19, but he was charged by detectives from the Constant Spring Police Station yesterday.

He is accused of killing farmer Errol Seabourne, whose body was found in a shallow grave in his community of Pondside in Burnside Hill, Red Hills.

Relatives of the senior citizen, who last saw him last Friday, had initially reported him missing.

Family members who had been preparing for the funeral of another loved one told the Jamaica Observer on Monday that they became concerned about his whereabouts after noticing that he had been absent from the “set-up” and funeral, which was unusual.

Seabourne's body was subsequently found by residents after his niece went to his house and raised an alarm after smelling a foul odour.

However, before his body was found, it is reported that Graham, who had been staying with the elderly man, told his niece that he had not seen him since Tuesday.

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