Jamaica Crime News, Trelawny: Trelawny Double Murder – The Trelawny police say they now have strong reason to believe that the murder of a popular taxi operator and his common-law wife in Kinloss district, on Thursday night, was a reprisal from the murder of another man in the said community, earlier that day.
Dead are 52-year-old Robert Gardner, taxi operator and painter, and his common-law wife 50,-year-old Marcia Thomas.
The other victim who was killed earlier on Thursday has been identified as top tier gangster, Owen “Beenie man” Green,
Superintendent Winston Milton, Commanding Officer in Charge of the Parish of Trelawny, reported that Green has been under the police radar for some time now.
Superintendent Milton stated that, Green was under the police radar for his involvements in several crimes, and he was also out on bail for Illegal possession of firearm and ammunition, and was reporting on condition of bail at the Clark’s Town Police Station, up to the time of his death,
Reports are that in the first incident which occurred about 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 28, Green was sitting in a parked vehicle along a section of the Kinloss main road, when he was ambushed by unknown assailants, and shot to death.
Later on Thursday night at about 10:30 p.m., men armed with guns kicked open the door of the board dwelling house occupied by Gardner and Thomas.
The common-law couple were questioned about the whereabouts of another family member, and then shot and killed.