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Suspect in March Pen Road killings to get legal aid counsel

Published:Friday | October 14, 2016 | 10:43 PM
In this file photo March Pen Road residents are pictured behind police tape after five persons were killed in the community.

The police are looking to assign a legal aid lawyer to represent Marlon Campbell, the main suspect in Sunday's killing of five people on March Pen Road in Spanish Town, St Catherine.

Residents reported that gunmen dressed in dark-coloured clothing, identified themselves as policemen and then barged into two houses occupied by the five people before opening fire and setting the premises ablaze on Sunday.

Three children were among the five people killed in the incident which later triggered a police curfew in the area.

Campbell is also the father of one of the victims, 14-year-old Marvin Campbell Jnr.

Earlier this week Campbell, otherwise called 'Fat Man' was handed over to members of the High Command at the Office of the Commissioner of Police by Bishop Rohan Edwards.

Communications officer in the Jamaica Constabulary Force Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay, says the police are now looking to assign a state lawyer to represent Campbell so he can be questioned in relation to the killings.

 

JCF Communication Officer, Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay

Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay also says Campbell is also suspected of committing incest which is believed to have contributed to Sunday's massacre.

He was also named as a person of interest in connection with a recent triple murder in Spanish Town.