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Reward upped to $1 million in JC student's murder

Published:Saturday | October 29, 2016 | 10:58 PM

The reward for information leading to the arrest of the man wanted in the murder of Jamaica College student Nicholas Francis has been increased to $1 million.

Crime Stop is offering to anyone who comes forward with the information that leads to the arrest of Quacie Hart.

Funds for the reward were provided by the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica (PSOJ) and family and friends of Jamaica College.

Persons with information about

Hart's whereabouts are being asked to call Crime Stop at 311.

Crime Stop says that persons do not have to reveal their identity when they provide information on the whereabouts of Hart.

IN PHOTO: Nicholas Francis

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 said yesterday that so far the association had collected $215,000 to offer as a reward.

Jarrett said 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.