Six in custody for New Year's murder, robberies

January 04, 2017

Six men are now in police custody in relation to the slaying of a teen and a series of robberies in St Andrew on New Year's Day, according to the police.

They are implicated in the robbery and murder of Chadrick Spaulding, 18, a photographer of Ken Hill Drive, Kingston 20.

"It's very likely that those persons will be charged. Somebody was able to point out the attackers, and they were arrested the same night [Sunday]," Superintendent Stephanie Lindsey, head of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) Corporate Communications Unit, told THE STAR.

robbed of cell phone

Reports are that Spaulding was attacked by a group of men on Savannah Plaza on Constant Spring Road, St Andrew, who robbed him of his cell phone and jewellery before killing him.

The men are also implicated in a series of armed robberies in Half-Way Tree on New Year's Day.

Meanwhile, the police are yet to make breakthrough in the murder of 17-year-old Calabar student, Stephan McLaren, who was also robbed and killed on New Year's Day, while on his way to Half-Way Tree.

"We're not getting a lot of information as it relates to his attackers just yet, so we are still reaching out to persons who have information on who the perpetrators may be to provide that information to us so we can at least have a lead. It's still a wide open investigation," she said.

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