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JUST IN: Police questioning attorney Patrick Bailey in relation to 2016 murder at his home

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 5:04 PM
Bailey ... turned in himself to the police this afternoon, accompanied by two top criminal defence attorneys.

Livern Barrett, Senior Gleaner Writer

Police investigators are at this hour interviewing prominent attorney Patrick Bailey in connection with the stabbing death of a man whose body was found inside his upper St Andrew home 20 months ago, law  enforcement sources have revealed.

According to sources, Bailey turned in himself to the police this afternoon, accompanied by two top criminal defence attorneys, to give a second statement in relation to the September 30, 2016 death of Jermaine Junior, a 51-year-old construction worker.

Junior’s body was found with several stab wounds in Bailey’s living room.
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IN PHOTO: A policeman walks past a scene-of-crime van at the home of attorney Patrick Bailey on Barbican Road in St Andrew

Police investigators reported that a spent shell was found at the scene and that there was no sign of forced entry.

According to investigators, at the time, the well-known attorney indicated that he stumbled upon the body shortly after 4 a.m.

The police have faced public criticisms over their handling of the investigation.

Days after Junior’s death, police investigators collected a statement from Bailey and later ruled him out as a suspect.

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