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Deacon charged with Father Brown's murder

Published:Wednesday | March 4, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Detectives from the Hunts Bay Police Station have charged a man for the July 29, 2013 murder of Roman Catholic priest, Father Charles Brown.

Charged is 31-year-old Rohan Deacon of Phase 1, Seaview Gardens, Kingston 11.

In a release yesterday, the Jamaica Constabulary Force's Corporate Communications Unit said Deacon, who was listed as a person of interest, was picked up in Clarendon on February 19. He was formally charged on Sunday by investigators probing the priest's murder.

Brown's decomposing body was found in bushes with multiple stab wounds on the Plantation Heights main road in St Andrew.

Deacon is scheduled to appear before the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on Friday.