Sunday 13 October, 2019

Fifth suspect charged with murder of Chinese businessman in St Ann

A fifth suspect has been charged in connection to the murder of 28-year-old Chinese businessman, Teng Fei Cheng, in Brown's Town, St Ann in February.

The latest accused is 57-year-old Raymond Emmanuel, a taxi operator of Retirement in Brown's Town.

Emmanuel was charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder and robbery on Tuesday after being held last week.

He appeared in court the following day and was remanded in custody until May 17.

Last month the police charged the main suspect, 21-year-old Cheston Morrison of Retirement in Brown's Town, with murder, conspiracy to commit murder and robbery after he had fled the parish. 

Morrison was held by the Manchester police during a targeted operation on April 6 at a house in Pike district, Christiana in search of wanted men and migrant criminals.

The police had initially booked 23-year-old merchandiser, Orandy Mott, of Philadelphia in Brown's Town; Vivian Campbell, 40, a higgler of Benin district, and 47-year-old higgler, Leabert Piper, of Philadelphia in Brown's Town, St Ann for the murder of the Chinese national on Wednesday, March 7.

The four other accused men are also to reappear in court on May 17.

Cheng was shot in the head while he sat in his vehicle at his business place in Brown's Town at about 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday, February 27.

He was pronounced dead at hospital.

Robbery was said to be a motive for the killing.

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