Sunday 5 July, 2020

Christmas in custody: boys charged with Raven Wilson’s murder remanded

Raven Wilson

Raven Wilson

The two 15-year-old boys charged in relation with the murder of 14-year-old Ocho Rios High School student, Raven Wilson, are to spend Christmas in the custody of the state.

This was ordered by a parish judge on Monday, December 17, after the teenagers failed to appear in court.

Information reaching Loop News is that the attorneys representing the boys argued that bail should be offered to their clients because they had been in custody since their arrest in November.

The judge, however, denied the request, and instead ordered that the teens be brought to court on January 2, next year.

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.

She 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 the schoolgirl, including her schoolbag and a pair of shoes, which were classified as vital evidence in their probe.

Following intense investigations, the two teenage boys were taken into police custody.

They were charged for the schoolgirl's murder following a ruling that was handed down by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on Thursday, November, 8.

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

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 reportedly played the role of helping to dispose of items belonging to the girl, and assisted with the dumping of the body.

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