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Teen pleads guilty to 11-y-o's murder

Published:Tuesday | February 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The teenager who is charged with the murder of 11-year-old Aamir Dwight Scott, of Sandside, St Mary, pleaded guilty yesterday when he appeared in the Home Circuit Court.

Supreme Court Judge Gloria Smith ordered a social enquiry report and remanded him for sentencing on February 11.

He is being represented by defence lawyer Lloyd McFarlane.

Allegations are that Scott, who was a student at Trinity Primary School, St Mary, went missing after he went to visit friends on September 14, 2008.

A search was launched and, on September 16, his dismembered body was found in a bag in bushes in Sandside.

Confession statement

Five persons were detained in connection with the murder but only the teenager was charged after he gave a confession statement to the police.

The case was transferred to Kingston because lawyers for the defence and the prosecution were of the view that the 17-year-old accused would not get a fair trial in St Mary.