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Barbican murder reeks suspicious odour

Published:Wednesday | April 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

This is an open letter to Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck.

On September 30, 2016, one year, seven months and 16 days to date, Germaine Junior, a returning resident from the United States of America, was found dead in the Barbican home of attorney-at-law Patrick Bailey with stab wounds to the body, a gunshot to the head, and lying on a couch in Mr Bailey's living room.

There was no forced entry reported by the investigators. The police reported that Mr Bailey stumbled upon Junior's body about 4:30 a.m. A knife that was believed to be the one used to stab him was reportedly found beside the body. It was also reported that a medical doctor, Jephthah Ford, was present when the police arrived. Mr Bailey was immediately ruled out as a suspect and placed on bed rest by Dr Ford.

I would like to ask the following questions:

- Was there an autopsy report on the body? If the answer is yes, where is that report?

- The knife was found, but where is the bullet?

The Sunday Observer of April 8, 2018, reportedly asked the deputy commissioner of police in charge of the crime portfolio, Selvin Hay, for an update, but was told that it was an 'open investigation'. What does this mean?

Mr Junior's six-year-old son is still calling out, "Where is my Daddy?"

Minister Chuck, this does not smell good! There is an unbearable odour in this matter, it carries a stench.

PERCIVAL LATOUCHE

President

Jamaica Association for

the Resettlement of

Returning Residents