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PM Holness condemns killing of Woman Corporal Williams

Published:Saturday | April 30, 2016 | 4:00 AMJason Cross

Prime Minister Andrew Holness, US Ambassador to Jamaica Luis G. Moreno, and Opposition spokesman on National Security Peter Bunting have condemned the killing of Woman Corporal Judith Williams and have issued messages of condolence.

"She dedicated her life to serving her country and was looking forward to her retirement. Her dream has been stolen by criminals, who, like true cowards, pounced on her when she was most vulnerable. The Government will not allow this type of behaviour and wickedness to persist," Holness said.

He continued: "If all of us do not join the fight against crime and criminals, Judith's death might be in vain. The Police and the Government need partnerships with all citizens to combat criminality."

 

SENSELESS TRAGEDY

 

Meanwhile, Moreno described the corporal's murder as a senseless tragedy and said that each and every Jamaican must work together, across all communities and borders, to rid the island of criminality and violence.

"On behalf of the United State's mission to Jamaica, I extend our deep and sincere condolences to the family and colleagues of Corporal Judith Williams, who lost her life at the hands of gunmen. Corporal Williams' murder was a senseless tragedy," Moreno said.

Bunting said, "I call on the community to redouble your efforts to rid the community of crime and criminals who perpetrate these vicious acts on our citizens."

Williams was shot multiple times by two men who approached her while she stood at a bus stop in the community of McIntyre Villa early on Thursday morning. She underwent several surgeries before succumbing to her injuries yesterday.