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Body found inside prominent lawyer's home

Published:Saturday | October 1, 2016 | 10:00 AMCorey Robinson
Police investigators at 56 Barbican Road, St Andrew, where the body of a man was found with multiple stab wounds and a gunshot wound to the head yesterday.

The Police have launched an investigation into the murder of a man at a premises reportedly owned by prominent attorney-at-law Patrick Bailey yesterday.

The body of the dead man, identified only as 'Gully', and who was reportedly a caretaker of the premises, was found at about 4 a.m. with multiple stab wounds and what appeared to be a bullet wound to the head. The dead man was reportedly in his early 50s.

Up to late yesterday afternoon, hours after police had processed the crime scene and left the property, the Constabulary Community Unit (CCU) had still not issued a report on the incident that caused a shutdown of the usually busy Barbican Road in St Andrew in the morning rush hour yesterday.

CRIME SCENE

"What I can confirm is that the police responded to a crime scene at the Barbican premises where a man was said to be stabbed to death," offered Senior Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay-Clarke, head of the CCU.

Up to late yesterday morning, long after the scene was processed and the body removed, Bailey was still being interviewed by police officers inside the house.

The man was reportedly found sprawled on a couch inside Bailey's ransacked living room. He was reportedly stabbed more than 20 times, and the bullet wound discovered only after a spent shell was found.

Bailey was said to be inside the house at the time of the incident and reportedly slept through the ordeal. The police reported no signs of forced entry to the premises, which is guarded by an electronic gate.

Yesterday, the incident drew the ire of relatives and friends of the deceased man as they turned up to the premises probing for answers.

They described the deceased as hard-working and "reserved", and said he had been friends with Bailey for more than a decade.

'Gully' was said to be the father of a four-month-old boy.