Sunday 16 June, 2019

Omar Collymore charged with attempted murder of another woman

Omar Collymore and his wife Simone in happy times gone by.

Omar Collymore and his wife Simone in happy times gone by.

Omar Collymore, who is before the courts for the alleged contract killing of his wife, Simone and a driver who was transporting her in January of this year, has been slapped with another murder-related charge.

Collymore has been charged with attempted murder in relation to another woman, following a recent ruling by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

Reports are that in late December last year, a former girlfriend of Collymore was ambushed and fired on by gunmen while she was driving in St Andrew.

The intended victim, however, managed to escape the attack unharmed.

That incident was reportedly followed up some days later by the attack on Simone Collymore and the driver, Winston Walters, who was in her company on arrival at her home. The same group of gunmen from the first attack reportedly took part in the attack on Simone Collymore and Walters.

The two were shot dead on January 2 just inside the Forrest Hills, St Andrew apartment complex.

Following intense police investigations, Omar Collymore was charged with his wife’s murder, this after being nabbed at a guesthouse in St Elizabeth, reportedly on a failed bid to illegally leave the island.

Reports are that a confession from one of the gunmen who was arrested alongside Collymore resulted in Collymore being linked to the attack on his previous acquaintance.

Five accused, including Collymore, appeared in the Gun Court section of the St Andrew Parish Court on Thursday, and were all remanded until October 12, when an application for bail is expected to be heard.

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