Sunday 9 December, 2018

15-year-old boys charged with Raven Wilson’s murder

Raven Wilson

Raven Wilson

Police investigators in St Ann have charged two 15-year-old boys in relation to the recent murder of 14-year-old Ocho Rios High School student, Raven Wilson.

According to police sources, the girl was with at least one of the boys on the day of her disappearance, and was later killed.

The other 15-year-old boy allegedly played the role of helping to dispose of items belonging to the girl, and assisted in dumping the body.

The identities of the accused teenagers cannot be revealed, as they are juveniles.

One of the boys was charged with murder, while the other was charged with accessory after the fact to murder.

The charges followed a ruling from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) last Thursday that the two boys should be charged.

Additionally, the teenagers were taken to court last Thursday, and were remanded in the custody of the state.

They are to return to court later this month.

In confirming the detention of the teens at Thursday's monthly meeting of the St Ann Municipal Corporation, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Rudolph Taylor, said the teens were picked up over a week ago.

Raven Wilson's body was found in her community of Top Road in the parish capital, St Ann's Bay, on Sunday, October 21. Her body, with a wound to the head, was discovered in a garbage bag in bushes at about 6:35 a.m.

The student had been missing since Friday, October 19. It is understood that she left home for school at about 6:30 a.m., but did not attend the institution that day.

The police reportedly recovered belongings of hers, including her schoolbag and a pair of shoes, which were classified as vital evidence in the probe into her death.

The schoolbag was recovered at a premises in Top Road two days after Raven's body, which was clad in her school uniform, was found.

Investigators are also focused on the results of forensic tests on the recovered items, and also a post-mortem report on Raven's body,

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