Deportee charged for decades-old murder on arrival in Jamaica
ST CATHERINE, Jamaica – The St Catherine South Police have arrested a man who they say has been at large for 22 years.
He is 47-year-old Anthony Reid, otherwise called ‘Christopher Reid’ and ‘Christopher Barrett’ of Marlie Acres, Old Harbour in the parish.
Reid was charged on Thursday for the murder of 26-year-old Dinsdale Heslop, otherwise called ‘Prince’ of Amberaly Close, Portsmouth in Portmore. Prince was stabbed and killed at a bar in Northern Parade in Portsmouth on Thursday, December 20, 2001 around 10:30 pm.
Reid allegedly later fled the island to the United States (US). But, on Thursday, December 21, he was deported after serving time in prison in the US. Upon being returned to the island, he was taken into custody, interviewed and charged for the decades-old crime.
Crime Officer for the St Catherine South Division, Deputy Superintendent of Police Jermaine Anglin has vowed to go after criminals who have been eluding investigators for years.
Meanwhile, Commanding Officer for the Division, Senior Superintendent of Police Christopher Phillips, had high praises for the diligence and professionalism of the investigators throughout the period.