Monday 17 February, 2020

Two double murders rock Linstead

The St Catherine town of Linstead is reeling after a second double murder in the area over a period of 48 hours.

A couple was shot and killed in Victoria District in the town on Tuesday, May 9, 2017.

Reports from the Linstead Police are that at 9:40 am, the lawmen were summoned to the area and the bodies of 32-year-old Nhakeeva Mitchell and her partner, 37-year-old Richard Morris were found in an unfinished section of the house.

The bodies had multiple gun shot wounds. The scene was processed and the bodies taken to the morgue.

Meanwhile, on Sunday, 35 year-old Lerude Heartly of Fourth Street in Linstead and 16-year-old Octavia Leslie of a Trelawny address were shot and killed by unknown assailant(s) in Cheesefield district.

Reports are that about 3:00 am, Heartly and Leslie were on their way home from the wake of a relative when several explosions were heard. The cops were summoned and upon their arrival, the bodies were found with several gunshot wounds. They were pronounced dead at hospital.

Investigation continues in both cases.

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