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16-year-old boy arrested for triple murder

Published:Tuesday | December 19, 2017 | 6:00 PM

Livern Barrett, Senior Gleaner Writer

A teenage boy has been arrested and charged in connection with a triple murder in Osborne Store, Clarendon last month.

The 16-year-old has been charged with three counts of murder, robbery with aggravation and illegal possession of firearm, according to the Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) of the Jamaica Constabulary Force.

His name is being withheld because he is a minor.

According to investigators, the teen was arrested during an operation last week and pointed out during an identification parade.

Another suspect in the triple murder, identified as Jermaine Bailey, better known as 'Jermi', was reportedly killed in the operation.

Clifton Scott Snr and his two sons, Clifton Jnr and Orville, were shot and killed after gunmen invaded a shop and dwelling house in the community of Osborne Store on November 12.

It's reported that the gunmen robbed patrons of cash and electronic items before opening fire.

The CIB said other suspects are being pursued and are appealing to members of the public who have information on the incident to come forward.

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