Wednesday 26 February, 2020

UPDATE: Manchester double murder suspect held

A man accused of murdering two women at a house on Knowles Road in Mandeville, Manchester on Wednesday morning is now in police custody.

Police report that the suspect was nabbed in a dragnet a few hours after the heinous crime.

According to a news release by the Jamaica Constabulary Force's Corporate Communications Unit, after being alerted to the scene of the murder about 1.55 am, investigators worked quickly to identify the suspect and thereafter set up a roadblock along Williamsfield main road in the parish, where he was nabbed.

The man, whose identity is being withheld at this time, is to be interviewed in the presence of his attorney.

Twenty-nine-year-old Shanika Dixon, a hairdresser and 35-year-old Ilara Mullings, a bartender of Lincoln Road, Mandeville, Manchester were found with gunshot wounds inside a house. 

Investigators say the assailant gained entry by removing louvres from a section of the house. It is believed that the incident stems from a domestic dispute.

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