St Mary teen charged with murder after reportedly stabbing man

ST MARY, Jamaica— Detectives assigned to the St Mary Police division arrested and charged a 17- year-old boy with the murder of a man at a plaza on Main Street, Highgate in the parish on Thursday, March 16.

Dead is 55-year-old Leopold Graham, otherwise called ‘Gary’ or ‘Pata Cat’, a labourer of Hibiscus Avenue in Highgate, St Mary.

Reports are that about 6:30 am, a dispute developed between Graham and the teen, during which Graham used a piece of board to hit him. The teen subsequently used a knife to stab Graham. The police were alerted and Graham was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

An investigation was launched and the teen was arrested and later charged on Friday, March 17, following a question and answer session in the presence of his attorney.

His court date has not been finalised.

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