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WEST KINGSTON ENQUIRY: Woman blames herself for one Tivoli death

Published:Thursday | September 10, 2015 | 9:34 PM

A Tivoli Gardens resident is blaming herself for the death of one of the men in the 2010 security operations saying she believes he was killed by police personnel she had begged to help him.

Jane McFarlane told the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry she believes Omari Lindsay might have been alive today if she did not tell the police he was injured and needed their help.

McFarlane testified that while she was in Spanish Town, Lindsay called her from her son’s cellular phone and told her that her son had been shot dead.

According to McFarlane, Lindsay told her that he too had been shot in his back and he felt he was also going to die.

She said she called 119 and gave the police the address to her Tivoli Gardens home, where Lindsay was.

McFarlane says she was later told by neighbours that the police took three bodies from her house:

She said she believes Lindsay was killed by the very cops she had sent to the house to help him.

According to McFarlane, in the aftermath of the operation, she visited her house and it was bloodied.

She also said she lost at least $3 million worth of items during the operation.

More than 70 people were killed in the May 2010 operations when the security forces entered Tivoli Gardens to execute an arrest warrant.