Manchester, Jamaica (Mckoy’s News) – “They seemed to have come out in support of the person [McDonald]. The police had to turn out in their numbers to prevent further disturbance,” an officer reported as the soldier, 29-year-old Private Sebastian McDonald, son of the deceased was arrested in the community of Battersea, Manchester.
An upheaval was created in light of the Jamaican soldier arrested on spot, as persons believed he was being wrongfully charged.
Nowell McDonald, age 51, who was a security guard, was found dead on his floor with severe chop wounds all over his body. He was found by his colleagues, who became suspicious when he didn’t report to work or call in sick.
Wayne Cameron, Commanding Officer for the Manchester Police Superintendent said the arrest of the Private was around 1:30 am this morning. ” It is believed he fled the community after the murder was committed,” he added.
“There were no indications that Private McDonald had any personal problems with his dad, and at this point we are relying on the police to conclude their investigations into the matter,” said Major Basil Jarrett, The Jamaica Defence Force’s Civil Military Cooperation and Media Affairs Officer. “We are working closely with the police to facilitate the investigation,” he further added.
The Jamaican soldier arrested in relation to his father’s murder, is a shock to most as he and his father reportedly never had a dysfunctional relationship.