St James tyre repairman charged with murder
ST JAMES, Jamaica – Thirty-one -year-old tyre repairman from St James was charged with murder following the death of a man at a football field in the parish on Sunday.
He is Oppley Ebanks of Bottom Road address in Orange.
The deceased has been identified as 40-year-old Santino Plummer, a labourer of Lilliput in the parish.
Reports are that about 11:30 pm, Plummer went to the area to conduct a business transaction during which an argument developed with a woman and Ebanks intervened. The quarrel between the two men became physical, and it is alleged that Ebanks used a stone to strike Plummer.
The police were alerted, and on their arrival, the deceased man was seen lying face down in blood with an injury to the head. Plummer, who was also seen running from the scene, was chased and held by the police.