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Doctor says attorney Patrick Bailey seriously ill after caretaker's murder at his home

Published:Friday | September 30, 2016 | 9:10 PM
A policeman walks past a scene-of-crime van at the home of attorney Patrick Bailey on Barbican Road in St Andrew this morning - Ricardo Makyn photo

Medical doctor Jephthah Ford says he has instructed that popular attorney Patrick Bailey be confined to bed amid troubling signs that he is not well.

The development follows the murder of 51-year-old caretaker, Junior Jermaine, inside the living room of Bailey's Barbican Road house early this morning.

The body had multiple stabs wounds and what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the head.

Ford, speaking with The Gleaner this afternoon, said he had received permission from Bailey to report on his medical condition.

The doctor said he is concerned that Bailey, who suffers from high blood pressure, is speaking with a slur - a sign he may be suffering a stroke.

According to the doctor, Bailey is under increased medication for hypertension and could be hospitalised if he does not respond favourably. 

 

Patrick Bailey's doctor, Jephthah Ford

This morning police investigators questioned the attorney inside his house.

The police also said they do not consider Bailey a suspect at this time.