UPDATE: Trelawny siblings charged with murder offered bail
TRELAWNY, Jamaica-The two Trelawny siblings charged with last month’s murder of 59-year-old fisherman David Brown were offered bail in the sum of $300,000 each when they made their first appearance in the Trelawny Parish Court on Wednesday.
The accused are Brown’s wife, 56-year-old babysitter Sylvia Montaque Brown and her brother, 60 year-old gardener Lester “Judge” Montague; both of Wakefield, Trelawny addresses. They are both represented by attorney-at-law Henry McCurdy.
The two were booked to return to court on Tuesday, March 12 by Parish Court Judge Ruth Lawrence.
The court heard that the post mortem and forensic reports were not ready.
On Saturday, December 30, 2023, David Brown’s lifeless, bludgeoned, blood-drenched body was found in bushes close to the matrimonial home he and his wife shared in Wakefield.
His body, which had multiple wounds, was wrapped in a white bed sheet. It was discovered on a sheet of zinc close to the couple’s house.
The police said the night before the Browns were engaged in a domestic dispute; threats were allegedly made during the fracas and Montaque Brown reported the incident to the police. Cops visited the couple’s home in an effort to quell the disturbance.
However, sometime after 7:00 on Saturday morning, the police were again contacted by residents who reportedly heard a commotion coming from the couple’s house.
The brother and sister were subsequently arrested and charged for the killing.