Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Trelawny man charged with double murder believed fuelled by jealousy

The Trelawny police have charged a man in connection with the double murder of 50-year-old Sophia Bryan, otherwise called ‘Carol’, and 28-year-old Junior Bailey, also called ‘Bad Walk’, in the Freeman's Hall community in the parish.

The accused, Garfield Edwards, who is otherwise called ‘Milo’, and is also of Freeman's Hall, has been charged with two counts of murder by the Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB).

The accused is scheduled to appear in the Trelawny Parish Court later this week.

The gruesome double murder on Friday, October 11 is believed to have been motivated by jealousy.

The nude bodies of Bryan and Bailey, both riddled with stab wounds, were found in a bed in a house in their community. The house was reportedly Bryan’s abode.

The police subsequently took Edwards into custody after he was named as a person of interest in relation to the gruesome killings.

Reports are that about 4 am, the police were called after the bodies of Bryan and Bailey were found in the house.

Bryan reportedly recently ended an intimate relationship with Edwards.

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