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Three killed on bloody Tuesday night in Montego Bay

Published:Thursday | November 20, 2014 | 12:00 AM

Adrian Frater, News Editor

Western Jamaica:

While football fans were out in their numbers on Tuesday night, cheering on Jamaica's Reggae Boyz to victory in the 2014 Caribbean Cup final at the Montego Bay Stadium, violence was painting a bloody picture in other parts of St James, resulting in the death of three persons.

In the first incident, which occurred shortly after 5:30 p.m., an alleged robber, identified as 19-year-old Romario Powell, of a Cassava River address in Flankers, was stabbed to death by a mob in Hurlock. At approximately 7:30 p.m., another alleged robber, identified as 17-year-old Jevaughn Wilmott of Crawford Street in Mt Salem, was beaten to death in Catherine Hall. In the third incident, approximately 9:00 p.m., 56-year-old Bradley Kentish was shot and killed by thugs in Lilliputt.

Reports are that Powell and two other men held up a woman with a firearm in Hurlock and tried to rob her. The woman raised an alarm and residents came to her rescue and confronted the men, who fled.

During the chase, Powell was held, beaten and stabbed several times. He was taken to the Cornwall Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The other two men were subsequently held and handed over to the police.

In the second incident, the teenager Wilmott and two other men reportedly robbed a woman at gunpoint in Catherine Hall and an alarm was raised. Wilmott was chased into a church where he was beaten to death.

One of his alleged accomplices escaped while the other was rescued by the police and taken into custody.

Kentish was leaving the home of relatives in Lilliputt when he was pounced upon by armed thugs who opened fire, killing him on the spot.