Kingston man charged with two counts of murder

August 08, 2020

Thirty-six-year-old Oral Thompson otherwise called ‘Brown Man’, of McWhinney Street in Kingston, was charged with two counts of murder following a shooting incident at a plaza on Hagley Park Road, Kingston 10 on Saturday, July 25.

Thompson was charged with the murder of 52-year-old Clarence Betten, a businessman of Red Hills Boulevard, Kingston 20 and 30-year-old Odane Thomas of Harvey Road, Kingston 13.

Reports from the Half Way Tree Police are that about 9:25 p.m., Betten and Thomas were among a group of persons standing on the plaza when Thompson approached and opened gunfire hitting them.

The Police were summoned and Betten and Thomas were taken to hospital where they were pronounced dead.

Subsequent to the shooting incident, Thompson turned up at a hospital suffering from gunshot injuries after he was challenged by a licensed firearm holder.

He was admitted and treated under police guard and was later charged with two counts of murder on Friday, August 7, following his release from hospital.

His court date has not been finalised.

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