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December 7, 2013
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Two held in connection with contract killing

GEORGE HENRY, STAR Writer

A man and a woman who were held in connection with a planned contract killing of a senior member of a bank in Manchester more than four weeks ago were remanded in the Mandeville Resident Magistrate's Court recently.

Marvin Morris and Angella Butler of Clarendon and Manchester, respectively, were remanded by Resident Magistrate Desrene Allayne. They return to court on December 19.

The two were held by the police when another man, who was the alleged contracted killer, confessed that they had arranged the man's killing, but he was prevented from carrying out the murder by angels.

Started to cry

The man told the police that he could not kill the bank member, who is also an elder at a church in Manchester, because he saw the angels, fell to his knees, and started to cry. He said the angels told him he could not harm the bank member.

The contract killer reportedly asked the church elder to pray for him before he was taken by the elder to the Spaldings Police Station, where he was questioned and he confessed his intentions.

The man said he was to receive $60,000 to commit the deadly act.

Following investigations, Morris and Butler were arrested for solicitation to commit murder. The police seized the two persons' phones along with a laptop, a CPU, and 18 SIM cards from one of the their homes.

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