Jamaica Crime News, Hanover: Detectives attached to the CIB Department in Lucea, Hanover, have now released the names of three men who they say are Persons of Interest, in connection with the double murder of a 91-year-old woman and a 15-year-old boy in the parish on Wednesday night.
The men who the police say are given until 6:00 p.m. on Thursday afternoon to turn themselves over to the law, have been identified as, Howard McIntosh, otherwise called “Zill”, Nicoy McKenzie, otherwise called “Nick” and Ricardo Bird, otherwise called “Birdie or Whitman”, all of Lucea addresses.
The police further stated that, these three men are believed to have vital information that could assist in their investigations. In the meanwhile, two other men who were also taken into custody in connection with the same shooting incident are presently being processed at the Lucea Police Headquarters.
The two men have been taken into custody in connection with the murders of 91-year-old Laurell Frame, Pensioner and 15-year-old Jessie Spence, who attends the Hopewell High School in Hanover and both of Malcolm Heights in Lucea.
Reports by the police are that about 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25, Mrs. Frame was at her home in Malcolm Heights when the 15-year-old student who is her neighbor came over to visit as he normally does.
The elderly woman was sitting at the inside door to a room of the board dwelling house, while the teenage boy was sitting underneath an almond tree in the yard. Minutes later, a group of armed men traveling on foot walked into the yard.
The gunmen walked up to Jessie and opened fire hitting him multiple times. They then walked onto the verandah and also shot the elderly woman multiple times to her upper body.
Other family members who were at the house ran for cover and managed to escape. The gunmen then made their escape in the area on foot.
The police were summoned and upon arrival, Mrs. Frame and Jessie were discovered lying in a pool of blood with multiple gunshot wounds. They were transported to the Noel Holmes hospital in Lucea where they were pronounced dead.