MP Dalley decries killing of 15-year-old Clarendon girl in St Ann
Member of Parliament for Northern Clarendon Horace Dalley has chided the authorities for not doing enough to protect 15-year-old Amoya Brown who was chopped to death in St Ann on the weekend.
Brown, who was from Good Hope district in Clarendon and her 25-year-old boyfriend Demar Smith, of Drumilly district in St Ann, were attacked at Smith's residence around 4:45 on the morning of April 25.
According to Dalley, the teenage girl, who was from his constituency, had not been attending school since she was 13.
The Northern Clarendon MP says the child could have been alive if steps were taken to get her on the right path.
Dalley is urging parents to have better control of their children and make sure they go to school and participate in proper social activities.
He is encouraging Jamaicans to put an end to violence.
Dalley was speaking with reporters following a march to call for peace in Clarendon.
The parish has seen a spate of violent crimes in recent weeks.
There have been impassioned pleas to persons with information about the recent killings to come forward and help the police.