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    April 21

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6 on murder charge


Added 15 August 2015


Three of the murder accused, from left, Kemal Mario Straker and cousins Rasheed Jabar Gittens (centre) and Akeem Adrian Gittens. (Nigel Browne.)

SIX ST MICHAEL men are to appear in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court this morning charged with the murder of schoolteacher Dwight Holder.

They are 24-year-old Ayo Bascombe of Headley’s Land, Bank Hall; Adrian Watts, 41, of Windsor Road, Bank Hall; Brandon Joseph, 22, of Beckwith Street, The City; Kemal Straker, 20,  of No. 15, Clapham Park; and 19-year-old cousins Rasheed Gittens and Akeem Gittens, both of Belleview Gap, Station Hill.

Holder, 29, a teacher at Half Moon Fort Primary School, St Lucy, was gunned down around 11 p.m. two Thursdays ago while visiting relatives at the corner of Longford Place and Bedford Land, Bush Hall, St Michael.

Please read the full story in today's Saturday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.


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