Sunday 21 July, 2019

Mechanic charged for barber’s killing at wake

Investigators in St Thomas have charged a mechanic with the shooting death of another man at a wake in Yallahs in the parish earlier this month.

The accused, 32-year-old Desmond Williams of Yallahs, was charged this week with the murder of 24-year-old barber, Feron Bailey, of Knightsville district, St Thomas.

Williams is to appear in the St Thomas Parish Court on May 3.

Allegations are that on Saturday, April 6 at about 4:30 a.m., the men were at a wake in Yallahs, when an argument developed between them.

It is further alleged that Williams left the wake and later returned with a group of armed men.

The men, including Williams, then allegedly opened fire, hitting Bailey multiple times before making their escape in the area on foot.

The police were alerted and Bailey was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Following a probe, Williams was apprehended last week in St Andrew and handed over to the St Thomas police for questioning.

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