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Suspects held in killing of policewoman to be charged this week - commissioner

Published:Sunday | May 29, 2016 | 6:04 PM
The casket with the body of Corporal Judith Williams draped with the Jamaican Flag being taken from the Hagley Park Seventh Day Adventist Church by colleagues earlier today for interment.

Commissioner of Police Dr Carl Williams says charges are to be laid against the suspects held in connection with the killing of Corporal Judith Williams.

The 54-year-old corporal was shot six times shortly after she left home in east Kingston on April 28. She died in the Kingston Public Hospital a day later.

A 27-year-old constable, who was stationed at Jamaica House, and a civilian were taken into custody in connection with the killing of the policewoman.

Speaking at the funeral for the policewoman earlier today at the Hagley Park Seventh-day Adventist Church in Kingston, the police commissioner says the suspects will be formally charged this week.

Today, the commissioner described Williams, who was attached to his office on Old Hope Road in St Andrew, as a pleasant person and expressed condolences to her family and friends.