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Grandmother and grandchildren murdered in St Catherine

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 10:01 PMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

An 81 year-old grandmother and her two grandchildren were murdered in Tryall Heights, Spanish Town, St Catherine this afternoon. 

The Gleaner understands that gunmen barged into the home of the senior citizen, Iciline McFarlane, about 4:30 p.m. and shot her and her granddaughters, 10 year-old Christina McFarlane and six year-old Mishane, several times before escaping in a waiting car. 

McFarlane and her granddaughters died before they could be taken to hospital.

Both children attended the Spanish Town Primary School where they were described as disciplined children.   

"Look how them come and kill my two pickney them and I don't know what to do you," their father lamented.

The girls lived with their grandmother who was affectionately called 'Miss Icey.' 

Councillor for the area, Keisha Lewis described the senior citizen as a peaceful woman. She said the community has been shaken by the incident and called for more community policing. 

"We have to revisit the community policing aspect of the thing and more police need to be here, as last week one was murdered and now three more," Lewis demanded. 

The police are investigating. 

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