St Mary residents march for peace
ANNOTTO BAY, St Mary:
Dozens of local residents, including politicians, business leaders, police personnel, and schoolchildren marched through the town of Annotto Bay in St Mary on Tuesday in a bid to reduce violent crime following the fatal shooting of two adults and a nine-month-old baby last week.
Police are still investigating the murder of Albert Pryce, 62, Rochelle Williams, 25, and her infant daughter, Alear Sewell, which took place in the early hours of Thursday morning.
Speaking after the march, which began in the town centre and ended close to the murder scene, commanding officer for the local police, Deputy Superintendent Dwight Powell, said the force was working hard to solve the crime, and called on residents to contact him directly if they had a problem disclosing sensitive information to any of this officers.
He told Rural Xpress: "Today, we're doing a public interaction just to bring some reassurance to the citizens of Annotto Bay, especially those from the Fort George Road area, in light of the triple murder, which included an infant, last week Thursday morning.
"We just want to assure them that the St Mary police are on top of our game and we are trying to do everything within our power to bring resolution to these murders. We know the fear of crime is up right now in Annotto Bay, so we are trying to mitigate against that and bring some kind of reassurance to the citizens by pooling the political representatives and various stakeholders together."
Police discovered the bodies of Pryce, Williams, and her baby, following reports from neighbours who heard gunshots at the home at around 3 a.m. Commissioner of Police Dr Carl Williams visited the scene later that morning and told reporters he believed the killing centred around a domestic dispute.