Jamaica Crime News, Westmoreland: Investigators attached to the Area One Major Investigation Division (MIT) Unit have confirmed that on Monday afternoon, May 14, murder charges were officially laid against the Westmoreland wanted man who was taken into custody, during an operation carried out in the parish of St Ann on Thursday morning, May 10.
The investigators further pointed out that the accused 20-year-old Garnett Cunningham, also of Westmoreland was charged in connection with the double murder of two men in Lambs River, Westmoreland in 2017 and the shooting and wounding of two other men.
The St Ann police have reported that, shortly after 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, an operation was carried out at a Guest House in the parish where Cunningham was apprehended.
He was processed and transported back to the parish of Westmoreland, where he was interviewed by officers attached to Major Investigation Division on Monday evening and officially charged.
The accused will be brought before the Court sometime next week.
It is reported that, in July of 2017 both deceased and three other men were travelling from a party in a motor car from the directions of Bethel Town towards St James. On reaching a section of the roadway, they came upon a blockade. Immediately armed men jumped from the bushes and opened fire on the vehicle.
Following the shooting, the Bethel Town police were summoned and upon arrival, the four wounded men were transported to hospital where two were pronounced dead and the other two admitted in critical condition.
By Henry Bucknor