St James Common-Law Couple Plead Guilty to Murder

Committal Hearing Set for Double Murder Accused

Henry Bucknor Mckoy's News Crime Investigator

Jamaica News, January 12, 2018

St James, Jamaica (McKoy’s News) –  St James Common-Law Couple Plead Guilty: A St James common-law couple pleaded guilty to murder when they both appeared in the Montego Bay Circuit Court on Thursday, January 11.

Both accused 27-year-old Demo Rickets, laborer of Guinea Hill District in Springfield, St James, and his common-law wife, 22-year-old Mellissa McFarlane of the said address, pleaded guilty to Murder and Conspiracy to murder before high court judge Viveen Harris.

Both accused who were represented by Attorneys at Law, Henry McCurdy and Martin Thomas were remanded into custody and will return to court on January 25th, where they will be sentenced.

Reports are that about 11:00 a.m., on October 4,  2015, the mutilated body of a farmer, 48-year-old Gaius Grey, was discovered in a decomposing state at his home by a close family member.

Investigations revealed that the victim was killed over a day before and his skull was totally bashed in. Investigations led the police to Guinea Hill where the common-law couple was taken into custody.

Sometime later after being questioned, they confessed to the murder and were officially charged.

Since then they have made numerous court appearances and on Thursday they entered a guilty plea.