Jamaica News, January 12, 2018
Westmoreland, Jamaica (McKoy’s News) – Canterbury Man Charged: the Westmoreland police say they have now laid criminal charges against a St James man in connection with the murders of four persons in the parish on November 24, 2017.
According to investigators, the accused 27-year-old Ryan Dean Letsman, unemployed of 12 1/2 Upper Kings Street in Montego Bay, St James was positively identified during an identification parade on Thursday, January 11th.
Canterbury Man Charged: He was slapped with four counts of murder in connection with the Quadruple killing of 32-year-old Alwin Clarke, otherwise called Ziggy and his wife 47-year-old Suzan Clarke, a Swedish national. Also, Clarke’s brother 30-year-old Derron Walters and Wayne Thompson, a very close friend who hails from St Elizabeth.
Reports are that shortly after 4:30 pm on Friday evening, November 24th resident of Brighton District, Little London raised an alarm after a fire was seen coming from the house occupied by Clarke, his wife, his brother, and his friend.
The police and fire Department was alerted and upon arrival, the firemen started to put out the blaze but found that the inside room of the house was bolted from the inside. They forced open the door and discovered the four bodies burnt beyond recognition.
The four bodies which were later removed after the cooling down operation and transported to hospital where they were pronounced dead.
Investigators say, following investigations Letsman was taken into custody after he was allegedly caught in possession of the murder weapon.