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Soldier charged with murder of colleague

Published:Monday | February 6, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Lance Corporal Michael Frazer.

A joint investigation conducted by the Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, the Clarendon police and the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) has resulted in a JDF Coast Guard being slapped with a number of charges ranging from robbery to murder.

Ordinary Seaman Dwayne Williams, 33, was on Saturday charged with murder, robbery with aggravation, attempting to pervert the course of justice, and illegal possession of a firearm, stemming from the January murder of 30-year-old JDF Lance Corporal Michael Frazer.

Frazer was inside his Rock River home in Clarendon on the evening of January 25 when he was attacked and shot dead.

Investigators theorise that Frazer may have been attacked by two men, before he received a single gunshot wound to the head.

He was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Late last month, Williams was put under military detention as investigators probed the matter.

The Clarendon police interviewed a woman who was found at Frazer's home and who is believed to be the wife of Williams.

Frazer was alleged to have been having an affair with Williams' wife, which resulted in the murder.