Sun | Aug 20, 2017

Labourer, taxi driver, charged with murder of schoolgirl

Published:Saturday | February 11, 2017 | 2:00 AM

Twenty-three-year-old Mario Morrison of Bamboo district, Hanover, and 31-year-old Gregory Roberts, taxi driver of Maroon Town, St James, have been charged with the shocking murder of Shineka Gray, 15, a former grade 10 student of Green Pond High in Hanover.

The men were charged following an interview with the police on Thursday, according to a statement from the Corporate Communications Network, which did not give a court date for the accused men.

"Investigators are advising that no friend of the deceased has been implicated in any way in this gruesome act," the statement added.

The partly decomposed body of Gray, who was from Mount Salem, St James, was found with stab wounds in bushes in Irwin on February 1, three days after she was reported missing. She was reportedly last seen leaving the funeral of a former schoolmate.