Carpenter charged for murdering brother

January 26, 2023
Deceased Michael Brown

Thirty-eight-year-old carpenter, Lemone Brown, was arrested and charged for the murder of his brother, Michael Brown, who was visiting the island from the UK last week.

According to the police, the Brown brothers, who were in the process of planning their mother’s funeral, have been involved in a dispute over land since 2015.  

According to Commander of the Manchester Police, Superintendent Shane McCalla, the police and members of the community have been trying to have the dispute settled peacefully.

"It is really sad, what occurred and what is even more sad is that the persons, even the deceased, would have been at the Mandeville Police Station where members of the community safety and security arm and the restorative justice would have tried to get the parties to come to some form of agreement in their disputes over the properties."

It is reported that about 12:20 a.m. on Thursday January 19, the deceased was at home when he was pounced upon by a lone gunman, who opened gunfire hitting him to the upper body.

The police were summoned and he was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

With the parish recording a total of 5 murders since the start of year, McCalla said a number of those have been dispute related.

"What we want people to do is to try to find more amicable means to resolve conflicts. A number of the murders recorded in the parish are coming out of disputes and an inability to properly manage conflict and resolve disputes," he said.  

- Tamara Bailey

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