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Monday 18 December 2017
Crime and Court

3 murders in 12 hours

Three murders, committed in the space of 12 hours, are currently engaging the attention of homicide detectives. Nekyon Jones, Primnath Ramadeen and Amado Hernandez were all killed in separate incidents, between 5.30 pm on Sunday, and 5.30 am on Monday. Autopsies done on each of the bodies yesterday at the Forensic Science Centre in St James have confirmed that the three men died from multiple gunshot wounds.

CARNAGE IN CARENAGE

The latest rash of murders ended yesterday morning, at about 5.30 am when unknown gunmen stormed the home of Nekyon Jones, at Benedictine Street, Carenage. According to reports, the 39-year-old man and his mother was at the house when the gunmen broke in. Jones' mother, who was in the bathroom, came across the assailant and started screaming for her son.

When Jones ran out of his bedroom, spotted the gunman and ran away, but the gunman chased him and shot him multiple times before fleeing the scene. Jones was taken to the St James Medical Facility, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Relatives at Forensics yesterday remained mum on the murder of the 39-year-old man.

"I don't want to say anything for my mother to read it in the paper and get a stroke," said a relative who did not wish to be named.

WRONG PLACE, WRONG TIME.

Hours before Jones was gunned down, a father of two twin boys lost his life on Chanka Trace, El Socorro. Primnath Ramadeen died after he was shot, along with two other people, in a drive-by shooting at about 8 pm.

According to reports, Ramadeen was washing a car outside a house at Chanka Trace, while a group of men were liming in the same area. That was when an unknown vehicle pulled up alongside the group, and men occupying the car drew weapons and shot at the group. Ramadeen, along the two other wounded men were taken to hospital, but he died as a result of his gunshot wounds.

Relatives at Forensics described Ramadeen as a praying and church-going person. They said that he was in the wrong place at the wrong time, when he was shot by unknown gunmen on Sunday. Relatives said that he was a CEPEP worker, but would do any odd jobs he would get, to make ends meet and support his two children. Reporters at Forensics were told Ramadeen was called by neighbours to wash the car, when he was shot dead.

KILLED OVER A WOMAN

In the earliest of the three murders, 21-year-old Amado Hernandez was shot by an unknown man while he was standing outside his girlfriend's a house in San Boucaud, Cantaro Village, Santa Cruz. One of the theories police are working on is that Hernandez may have been shot by his girlfriend's estranged lover.

Speaking to Hernandez' father, Felix, reporters were told that the 21-year-old man left his home in Pipiol, Santa Cruz on Saturday morning to visit his 29-year-old girlfriend. At about 5.30 pm relatives were notified that he was killed.

His father said Hernandez was not a trouble maker, and his only vice was to go out and lime.

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