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Our sons didn’t murder grandma and girls, say women

Published:Wednesday | December 2, 2020 | 12:20 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter
Sheryl McEachron is overcome with emotion as she recalls how she learnt about son Husoni Pennant’s death. The 26-year-old and 18-year-old Kybuki Smith were found with chop wounds along Dyke Road in St Catherine on Saturday.
Sheryl McEachron is overcome with emotion as she recalls how she learnt about son Husoni Pennant’s death. The 26-year-old and 18-year-old Kybuki Smith were found with chop wounds along Dyke Road in St Catherine on Saturday.

The mothers of two men whose bodies were found in a macabre heap on a Portmore roadway on the weekend have denied that their killing was in revenge for the triple murder of an 81-year-old woman and her granddaughters.

The deceased men have been identified as 18-year-old Kybuki Smith, of Lower Mall Road, and 26-year-old Husoni Pennant, otherwise known as ‘Beenie’, of Hill Avenue, both in Kingston 11.

Their bodies, wrapped in plastic, were found on Dyke Road on Saturday by a passer-by about 9:30 a.m.

Keisha Clayton last spoke to her son, Smith, on Friday, November 27 but could not reach him again later that day.

Lying on a stack of bricks on Monday, she was torn as she described the nature of her son’s death as “wicked”.

She admitted that Smith was feared in the community and that his influence may have earned him fierce opposition.

Clayton denied as rumours social-media talk that Smith was killed in retribution for the Tryall Heights home invasion on November 22 that claimed the lives of six-year-old Mishane McFarlane, her sister, Kristina, 10, and their grandmother, Iciline McFarlane.

“That’s totally lie, because first of all, my son loves children and he never leave to go to no Spanish Town ... . He is afraid of people he doesn’t trust,” Clayton told The Gleaner.

Pennant’s mother, Sheryl McEachron, has also hit out at social-media campaigners who have pinned the triple tragedy on her son.

She said the claims are putting her life at risk.

“I don’t want people to see me and try hurt me. I hear is it (the reason), people call me and tell me that’s what on social media. Him don’t have anybody in Spanish Town, so mi surprised about that,” said McEachron, breaking down in tears.

“I am begging whosoever doing that to stop talk on social media say is him kill the old lady and her grandchildren. It hurting me so bad as a mother and as a woman.”

The police, however, have a different narrative of Pennant and Smith, alleging that they were linked to shootings, murders, and robberies in the Mall Road, Tower Avenue, and Cockburn Pen locales.

Senior Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay said the deceased men were known to the police in the St Andrew South Police Division and were actively involved in gangs.

andre.williams@gleanerjm.com