IN JAMAICA: Accused killer of Manchester cop, Corporal Melvin Smith charged with murder

Thursday, November 16, 2017
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The Manchester police have formally charged a 22- year-old man for the murder of Corporal Melvin Smith in this south central town on the night of October 27.
Corporal Melvin Smith
Supt Wayne Cameron, head of the Manchester police, named the accused as Kemar Bennett, otherwise called 'Sparta' of Settlement in Williamsfield, Manchester.
Cameron said Bennett was pointed out in an identification parade last Friday and was formally charged Tuesday night. In addition to murder, Bennett has been charged with illegal possession of a firearm, wounding with intent and robbery with aggravation.
Two additional charges of robbery (unrelated to the murder) have also been laid against Bennett, including one just 25 minutes before Corporal Smith was killed. The same establishment, a gaming lounge on Ward Avenue, was targeted in both cases, Cameron said. more

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