Jamaica Crime News, St Elizabeth: The police in the parish of St Elizabeth say they are now awaiting directions from medical doctors, to question a 61-year-old businessman, in order to proceed further with the case against the 21-year-old son of one of the four men who recently went missing from the parish of St Elizabeth, and whose bodies were later discovered in shallow graves in Clarendon.
The 21-year-old man was beaten by angry residents in St Elizabeth and handed over to the police, after he allegedly attacked the elderly businessman and partially beat him to death last Friday, May 4.
The accused along with two other men reportedly arrived in the community from Kingston last week and indicated that he came to make arrangements for his father’s funeral.
On Friday morning, residents in the community went to the home of the businessman and discovered that his home was broken into.
Following a search of the house, they discovered the 61-year-old victim lying in a pool of blood, in an unconscious state underneath a mattress inside his room.
The wounded man who was beaten partially to death was rushed to hospital where he was admitted to intensive care.
The residents then conducted investigations and were allegedly informed that the 21-year-old accused and his friends were seen at the premises.
All three men were cornered in a car at a section of the community and the accused held.
The other two men ran and managed to escape, but the 21-year-old accused was severely beaten and later handed over to the police. The motor car in which he was traveling was also severely damaged by the angry residents.
The police pointed out that they believe that robbery was the motive for the attack on the businessman’s life. Also, they have indicated that they are awaiting the victim to regain consciousness, so that he can be questioned as to what really transpired.
By Henry Bucknor