Wednesday 25 November, 2020

7 accused charged with Trelawny women’s murder, remanded in court

File photo of some of the accused in the Tamara Geddes murder case leaving court after being remanded before.

File photo of some of the accused in the Tamara Geddes murder case leaving court after being remanded before.

The seven accused persons charged with the June 19, 2020 murder of 36-year-old Tamara Geddes at her Reserve district, Falmouth, Trelawny home, were remanded in custody when they recently appeared in the Trelawny Parish Court in Falmouth.

Geddes was shot dead at her home by a gunman on Friday, June 19.

During the latest court appearance, the crown said the case file is not yet complete.

Jointly charged with murder and conspiracy to murder are: the deceased sister, 39-year-old farmer, Nadeen Geddes, and her two daughters, 21-year-old Shanice Ruddock and a juvenile; 33-year-old Tashana Young and 55-year-old farmer, Owen Irving, 55, both of Hampton district, Salt Spring in St James; 24-year-old Brian Shelly and 23-year-old Rexon Knott, both of Norwood, also in St James.

Reports from the Falmouth police are that on June 19 at about 8:30 pm, Geddes was in her room with her 10-year-old daughter when a gunman entered the house, demanded money and then shot her several times.

The police were alerted and she was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Her daughter escaped unhurt.

On Tuesday, July 14, Nadeen Geddes, along with both of her daughters and Owen Irving, were arrested and charged in connection with the murder of Tamara Geddes.

On August 14 and 17, Shelly and Knott were pointed out on an identification parade.

All seven persons are to reappear in court on November 26.

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