Monday 27 January, 2020

Waltham Park man charged in connection with Brandon Murray murder

John Brandon Murray

John Brandon Murray

A man has been charged in connection with the murder of popular Clarendon businessman and football administrator, John Brandon Murray.

Christopher Chambers, 27, of a Waltham Park address in St Andrew has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder in the shooting death of Murray at the Mayfair Hotel in the parish on June 10, 2018.

The Jamaica Constabulary Force made the announcement via social media on Tuesday evening.

Murray is from the Clarendon Park community in South West Clarendon, where his family has long been in farming, especially of fresh water fish. They also operate a very popular eatery along the southern coastal main road.

Murray operated Sporting Central Academy, which for some time was a staple in the National Premier Football League.

Reports are that at approximately 5:15 p.m., the 47-year-old was driving on Kings House Close and upon reaching the Mayfair Hotel, was attacked by men travelling in a vehicle.

The men opened fire, hitting Murray several times before driving away from the location.

The police were summoned and the businessman was found suffering from gunshot wounds.

He was rushed to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

There was a huge outpouring of public sentiments about the development, including from the sporting fraternity, as Murray was instrumental in a programme to upgrade a number of prominent football fields across the country.

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