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JCF makes major breakthrough in 10 Clarendon murders


The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) says officers assigned to the area 3 Major Investigations Division (MID) have made a breakthrough in Clarendon-based murders with the arrest of three ‘key players’ implicated in 10 murders in the parish.

The JCF, in a statement on Monday (September 6), said that the breakthrough was the culmination of the combined efforts of detectives assigned to MID and the Clarendon Criminal Investigation Branch, which resulted in the clearing up of the murders on Friday, September 3. 

According to the police, the collared suspects are all young Jamaican males and the slew of murders go as far back as 2017 and include three double murders.

Those who stand accused, arrested and charged for the murders are:

  • 22-year-old George Robinson otherwise called ‘Killa Booth’, of Race Track district, Clarendon who has been charged for his involvement in all 10 murders.
  • 26-year-old Travis Hardy of New Harbour Village, St Catherine, has been charged for his involvement in four of the murders.
  • And a 17-year-old boy was also charged for his involvement in two of the murders.

The investigations relate to the killings of:

  • Fifty-five-year-old security guard Karine Walters and 36-year-old Jermaine Brooks, both of Suncrest Gardens, Race Track in Clarendon who were killed on January 31, 2021.
  • Twenty-nine-year-old Akeem Murray and 27-year-old Kemar Ramattar, both of Hayesfield, Clarendon who were killed on November 18, 2020.
  • Thirty-six-year-old Rodney Lindsay, otherwise called ‘Price’ and 42-year-old Ian Morris, otherwise called ‘Junglist’, both of Springfield district, Clarendon who were killed on May 31, 2017.
  • Twenty-eight-year-old Tavanna Bartley, otherwise called ‘Finny’, of Gibb Town, Waterlane district in Clarendon who was killed on January 7, 2020.
  • Andre Skyers, 40, otherwise called ‘Bomba’, landscaper of Top Hill, Waterlane district in Clarendon who was killed on January 12, 2021.
  • Fifty-one-year-old Larkland Douglas, taxi operator of Milk River, Clarendon who was killed on March 6, 2020.
  • Twenty-eight-year-old Tyrone Herron, otherwise called ‘Nick’, barber of Gimmi-Mi-Bit, Clarendon who was killed on August 28, 2017.
A joint police-military presence sweeps the troubled community of Effortville in Clarendon as rising murders and shootings forced the government to impose a curfew on December 19, 2020. (Photo: Jamaica Constabulary Force)

Head of the JCF’s Crime and Security Portfolio, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Fitz Bailey, says these arrests go in tandem with the JCF’s commitment to their crime reduction strategies islandwide, as they apprehend wanted individuals and dismantle gang operations.

“This demonstrates our resolve to say that if you commit a crime, you will be brought to justice, no matter how long it takes we are going to continue to focus our investigation and it reinforces the improvement of our investigative skills in terms of exploiting technology and other resources that are available”.

DCP Bailey commended the men and women of Clarendon and the MID for their work in apprehending the criminals responsible for the murders.

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