Jamaica Crime News, Montego Bay: Paul Adams, Principal of the Herbert Morrison Technical High School in Montego Bay, St James, told reporters on Monday that the gruesome murder of 16-year-old student Jayshenel Gordon, has not only affected her classmates but the entire school community.
Principal Adams described the slain student as being very quiet but involved. He pointed out that she was very popular and a member of the netball team who portrayed leadership skills.
The principal mentioned that news of her death, has left everyone with dampened spirits, but he is very pleased with the support that the public has shown to the school.
“The impact is so great, that counseling will continue throughout the week,” he stated.
16-year-old Jayshenel and her mother, Deon Smith, 45-year-old service station supervisor, were slaughtered by her mother’s boyfriend, Fabian Lyewsang, security guard, who reportedly acted out of jealousy.
Reports by the police are that about 2:15 a.m. on Sunday, September 23, Lyewsang and his common-law wife got involved in an argument at the family house in Rosemount.
It is further reported that the accused used a knife to stab his common-law wife, multiple times to her upper body, then slit her throat.
In a jealous rage, the accused then went upstairs and slit Jayshenele’throat, while she was still in her sleep.
He then took his small 13-year-old son from the house and drove away in Smith’s Nissan Tida motor car.
Lyewsang drove the vehicle to St Catherine and committed suicide by driving the vehicle into the Rio Cobre River, killing himself.
Voice clip of Paul Adams principal of Herbert Morrison High.