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Cash reward being offered for info on JC schoolboy's killer, public invited to make contribution to up figure

Published:Friday | October 28, 2016 | 1:40 PM
Nicholas Francis

The Jamaica College Old Boys Association is offering a reward of minimum $250,000 to anyone who can offer information leading to the capture of the man responsible the murder of third form student Nicholas Francis.

The police say Quacie Hart is wanted in connection with the murder and are asking him to immediately surrender to the Half-Way Tree Police Station.

An appeal is being made by the police to passengers who were on the bus when the incident took place to report any information that may aid the on-going investigation.

On Wednesday, 14-year-old Francis was stabbed to death on a Coaster bus in front of his school when he refused to hand over his cell phone to a robber.

President of JC's Old Boys Association Major Basil Jarrett says so far the association has collected $215,000 to offer as a reward.


President of JC Old Boys Association, Major Basil Jarrett

Major Jarrett says persons wishing to contribute to the reward may contact JC's old boys association which has an office on the school's Old Hope Road campus.

On Wednesday evening Francis reportedly boarded a green Toyota Coaster bus in front of his school and was soon after accosted by a man who demanded his phone.

Francis resisted and was stabbed in the hand and chest by his assailant.

The student was then thrown from the bus, breaking his arm.

The driver of the bus took the student to the University Hospital of the West Indies where he died.