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Mother-Son Duo Murdered in Hanover, Another Man Shot and Injured


Jamaica Crime News, Hanover: The Lucea police in the parish of Hanover are now carrying out investigations surrounding the murder of a mother and her son, as well as, the shooting and wounding of another man in the community of  Elgin Town on Wednesday night, August 15.

Dead are 40-year-old Carlene Graver and her son 26-year-old Uton Cocket, otherwise called “Bigga”, both of Elgin Town in Lucea, Hanover.

Another man who is said to be in his early forties,  was also shot and injured during the incident.

Reports by the police are that about 9:15 p.m., Graver and her son along with the other man were at their house in Binns Lane in Elgin Town when a group of men armed with high-powered weapon entered the yard.

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The gunmen opened fire on all three victims,  hitting them to their upper bodies.

The gunman then made their escape on foot in the area, while family members and other residents living in the yard alerted the police.

Upon arrival of the lawmen,  the mother and her son along with the other man were discovered suffering from gunshot wounds.

They were rushed to the Noel Holmes hospital where they were pronounced dead and the wounded man admitted in stable condition.

The double murder of the mother and her son took place just weeks following the shooting death of a 91-year-old  woman and her 15-year-old neighbour, in a neighbouring community in Lucea.

Our news team went to the community which was in a somber mood and spoke to Authurene Rhodney – Reid, mother of the slain woman and grandmother of the slain man.

Mrs Reid told our news team that, last night she was in her house which is close to her daughter’s home.

According to the woman,  she had just finished watching cricket when they heard a barrage of gunshots being fired in the direction of her daughter and grandson’s house.

They went to investigate and found them both suffering from gunshot wounds.  She pointed out that her daughter was a very kind and loving person who never deserve to die in this manner.

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