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PM urges family of slain teen to advocate for better child protection laws

Published:Tuesday | February 21, 2017 | 2:27 AM
Holness says more advocacy against child violence would help to mobilise parents and community members to better secure the nation's children.

The Prime Minister has urged the parents of slain Green Pond High School teen Shineka Gray to become advocates for better laws that protect children.

Two weeks ago, the partially decomposed body of the 15-year-old student was found with multiple stab wounds in bushes in the Meadows of the Irwin community.

Holness says more advocacy against child violence would help to mobilise parents and community members to better secure the nation's children.

He made the comment while visiting with mother of Shineka Gray.

 

Prime Minister Andrew Holness

Gray went missing after attending the funeral of a fellow Green Pond student. 

The police have held two suspects in connection with Gray's murder.