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Christmas crime

Published:Sunday | December 27, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Forensic investigator working at a crime scene


Policeman held for murder of common-law wife


A member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force is now in custody facing a possible murder charge after the fatal shooting of his common-law wife, 33-year-old Terry Ann Steer, a businesswoman of Waterside Place, Bogue Village, St James.

Reports from the Freeport police are that about 7 p.m. on Christmas Day, Steer and the policeman, whose name is being withheld, had a dispute that became physical.

During the altercation, Steer was shot after she allegedly attacked the man with an object.


Escapee killed


One of the six men who escaped from the Spanish Town police lock-up on December 6 has been killed and his head placed on a train line in De la Vega City, Spanish Town, St Catherine.

Up to late yesterday, the police were still searching for the body of 26-year-old Duran Colman of Cockpit, Clarendon.

Reports from the Spanish Town police are that about 6:45 a.m., residents saw the head on the train line in the community and summoned them. The scene was processed and it was removed to the morgue.

Colman, who was charged with murder, escaped from the Spanish Town lock-up on Saturday, December 19.