Man Charged with the Murder of Westmoreland Businessman

Latest Jamaica News, Westmoreland (McKoy’s News): Twenty-five-year-old Ralston Griffiths, of Ricketts Street, Savanna-la-mar, Westmoreland, was charged for the March 9th murder of 68-year-old Gladstone Clarke, a businessman of Deans Valley housing scheme in Petersfield, Westmoreland, and the injuring of a female.

Griffiths was charged on Thursday, August 29, with murder, wounding with intent and robbery with Aggravation.

Reports are that on March 9, about 8:00 a.m., Clarke and the female went to his business place on Chantilly Road, and was about to open the establishment when they were pounced upon by Griffiths who opened fire hitting them both.

The accused then proceeded to rob the businessman of his licensed Smith and Wesson firearm and his cellphone before leaving the scene.

The police were summoned and upon their arrival, both victims were rushed to hospital where Clarke was pronounced dead and the female admitted.

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