St Ann Parish Court

Man allegedly kills elderly farmer with stone because 'his eyes were red like the devil'

The accused man, 21-year-old Andre Hewitt of Cascade in Cave Valley, is charged with the murder of 75-year-old Octavious Reid, also of Cascade, St Ann. 

Allegations are that on December 12 last year, at about 11:30 am, Reid was walking along the road with a machete in his hand. Hewitt was also walking along the said road. 

Two gun charges for Ocho Rios man

Twenty-seven-year-old Renardo Williams, otherwise called ‘Tante’, of Top Milford Road in Ocho Rios, recently appeared in court on charges of illegal possession of firearm and ammunition.

Instead of getting the bail considerations which his attorney sought on his behalf, the court was advised of, and accepted the implications behind, similar charges to be laid against the accused for another incident.

St Ann’s most wanted gets return date in murder cases

Accused Roshad Moss — alias ‘Shut’ of Lime Hall, St Ann — will next appear in court on December 14, by which time his attorney is to receive the file in relation to the charges.

He appeared in court on Thursday, November 17, on charges of accessory to murder that occurred in 2015 and a murder committed earlier this year.

St Ann man charged in 16-y-o’s murder gets new court date

Twenty-five-year-old Kevin Rattigan — who goes by the aliases Jigsy and Teves — was remanded until December 14 when he appeared in the St Ann Parish Court on November 17.

Rattigan is charged with murder and illegal possession of firearm in relation to the May 29, 2015 killing of 16-year-old Maurice Cox Jr.

St Ann man freed in shooting incident at dance last year

Damion Clarke was the man police had charged with illegal possession of firearm, illegal possession of ammunition and shooting with intent.

He pleaded not guilty to all three counts.

The charges stemmed from allegations that on April 5, 2015, Clarke used an illegal firearm and shot a man at a dance with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

The wounded man was later hospitalised.

However, Crown Counsel Cadeen Barnett told High Court judge Justice Viviene Harris that there was a difficulty in linking Clarke to the crime.

Irate St Ann murder accused tells judge “Mi nuh deh pan weh unuh deh pan”

The accused - Howard Ricketts, a security guard from Brown’s Town in the parish - has been in custody for four years with several delays affecting the start of his trial. 

Ricketts is charged for the murder of 55-year-old Burnett Thomas, whose headless body was discovered in his apartment at Lincoln Road, Roads Town in Brown’s Town, St. Ann on March 25, 2012.

An irate Ricketts expressed his frustration towards the lengthy procedure when he was again told that his trial could not commence due to a matter that was set for priority to be tried.

‘Dal Dal' not brought: Murder case of 3-year-old girl stalls as judge refuses to discuss matter without accused

As a result, presiding Parish Judge Vaughn Facey told the crown prosecutor and Newland’s attorney, Obiko Gordon that he would not be discussing the matter without the accused man being present.

Earlier, Newland’s case was called up several times in the St Ann Parish Court, but on each occasion police officers advised Judge Facey that he had not yet been brought.

However, when the matter was again called up on Wednesday afternoon, the judge was told that Newland would not be brought.

St Ann’s 'most wanted' said police ‘terrorizing’ him

“I don’t know where I went wrong in my life why police a terrorize me,” Moss said.

Moss made the comment when he appeared in court to answer charges that he breached his bail conditions by not reporting to the Crofts Hill Police Station, in Clarendon.

St Ann wanted man on the run for a year for murder denied bail

He is 25-year-old Kevin Rattigan, alias 'Jigsy' and 'Teves' of Lime Hall in the parish.

Rattigan is charged with murder and illegal possession of firearm in relation to the May 29, 2015 killing of 16-year-old Maurice Cox Jnr.

Rattigan was held in a police operation at around 2 am in Ocho Rios on Tuesday, September 27, as he mingled with people in an area at the clock in Ocho Rios referred to as ‘the near-never-sleep spot.’

Alleged St Ann cop killer gets return court date

He is 40-year-old Kevin Harris of Ocho Rios, St Ann.

Harris was rearrested on Wednesday, April 27, based on an autopsy that raised questions about the shooting.

When the accused appeared before Senior Parish Judge Andrea Thomas, it was heard that two documents remain outstanding on the file.

Despite this, Judge Thomas ordered that the documents in the case should be served on Harris’ attorneys, Queens Counsel Tom Tavares-Finson and Oswest Senior-Smith on the next court date.