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Stories by Livern Barrett

Published:Monday | December 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

For some, it was a scene similar to what they had seen on television as gunmen armed with high-powered weapons yesterday sprayed mourners attending a funeral at the Kings Chapel Seventh-day Adventist Church in east Kingston."Collection [offering]...

Published:Saturday | December 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A covert attempt by United States (US) law enforcement operatives to apprehend persons in Jamaica connected to the shipment of guns that was discovered in Miami last month came up empty-handed.According to Jamaican law enforcement sources, the two...

Published:Friday | December 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

It has been more than a decade since 71-year-old Audley McLean watched his mentally ill son take his last breath after he was cornered inside an unfinished two-room house by five members of a St Ann family and stoned then chopped to death over a...

Published:Thursday | December 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Amid the mayhem that has claimed more than 300 lives in St James this year alone, authorities in the United States (US) have revealed that an arsenal of more than 119 illegal guns and hundreds of assorted rounds of ammunition, seized in the State of...

Published:Wednesday | December 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A prosecutor yesterday declared that Velma Dean, the St Ann woman who is on trial, along with her husband and three adult sons for killing a mentally ill man, played the role of "bull buck and duppy conqueror" in the alleged attack.But attorney-at-...

Published:Tuesday | December 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Prosecutors have made out a prima facie case against the five members of a St Ann family who are on trial for stoning and chopping a mentally ill man to death."There is a case to answer for all," Justice Carol Lawrence Beswick ruled yesterday.The...

Published:Friday | December 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A police investigator has testified that he saw more than 50 large stones inside the house where a mentally ill man was allegedly set upon and chopped to death by a St Ann woman, her husband, and three children.According to Detective Sergeant...

Published:Thursday | November 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

RUPERT CLARKE, former Moravian minister whose arrest in January triggered the scandal that rocked the local church body, has admitted that he engaged in sex-related crimes involving two sisters below the age of consent.Clarke pleaded guilty in the...

Published:Thursday | November 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

The father of the mentally ill man who was allegedly chopped to death by members of a St Ann family in 2007 has insisted that his son was not killed by a mob of angry residents from the community.Audley McLean was giving evidence during a sometimes...

Published:Wednesday | November 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

The St Ann woman who is on trial, along with her husband and three adult sons for repeatedly chopping a mentally ill man to death in 2007 complained to the police on the day of the killing that the victim had stolen "a piece of electrical wire" from...

Published:Tuesday | November 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A frail, elderly father yesterday gave evidence detailing how a St Ann woman, her husband and their three children cornered his mentally ill son inside a house in the parish and chopped him repeatedly until he died, before using a piece of rope to...

Published:Thursday | November 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

The Government will now have to pay a St Mary man more than $12 million in damages after the nation's second-highest court affirmed a finding by a judge of the Supreme Court that a criminal conviction, which was recorded against his name, was...

Published:Saturday | November 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Specialised teams of police investigators have been established to go after crime bosses.Among the persons being targeted, declared Selvin Haye, deputy commissioner in charge of crime, are the financiers behind the illegal importation and...

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

All but four of the 19 police divisions across the island have reported an increase in murders, some by more than 100 per cent, as the bloodletting by marauding criminals continues unabated.At the top of the list, according to the latest statistics...

Published:Monday | November 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Two weeks ago, Doris Graham* buried her son, whose life was snuffed out by a gunman's bullet just over a month ago.Now, the mother of two is planning the funeral of her other child, Toni Ann Murray, whose life was also cut short by a gunman's bullet...

Published:Friday | November 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Disbarred attorney Harold Brady narrowly avoided eviction from his rented home in the upscale St Andrew community of Cherry Gardens yesterday minutes before bailiffs were set to move in with two court orders.A team, under the supervision of Oswald...

Published:Friday | November 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A judge yesterday scolded convicted medical doctor Jephthah Ford, saying that he used his perceived influence to become an agent of corruption."The court is of the view that your perceived influence, or who you believe you are, you used that belief...

Published:Thursday | November 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Paula Llewellyn, the nation's chief prosecutor, revealed yesterday that her office would have recommended a longer sentence for the Manchester woman who was handed a four-year prison term after she pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the gruesome...

Published:Wednesday | November 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Peter Bunting, the newly minted chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament, said more than 200 persons with mental illnesses are now being held at the Horizon Adult Remand Centre inSt Andrew and has raised concerns that this could...

Published:Wednesday | November 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A Manchester man who detailed for police investigators how, with assistance from his girlfriend, he used a knife to cut the throat of her 11-year-old brother two times was yesterday convicted of murder.Kayode Garwood, 28, was found guilty in the...

Published:Tuesday | October 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Director of Elections Orrette Fisher was summoned to a meeting last Wednesday and informed that his tenure would come to an end today, his attorney Hugh Wildman has asserted.Wildman claimed, too, that no reason was given for Fisher's termination...

Published:Saturday | October 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Veteran politician Olivia 'Babsy' Grange believes it would be traumatic for hundreds of Jamaicans if medical doctor Jephthah Ford is sent to prison.Grange, who is the minister of sports, culture and gender affairs, and entertainment, as giving...

Published:Thursday | October 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A probe ordered by the nation's chief prosecutor, Paula Llewellyn, has found that a St Catherine man used a fraudulently obtained land title to secure bail for a man who was convicted ofmurder in absentia after he absconded midway his trial, law...

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