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Lawyer files writ for man held in Clarendon teens murders

Published:Monday | December 30, 2013

Barbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator



MAY PEN, Clarendon:

The attorney representing the man taken into custody in connection with the murders of two teenagers in Salt River, Clarendon has applied to the courts to have him released.




Dwight Reece today filed a writ of habeas corpus in the May Pen Resident Magistrate’s Court.



The 24-year-old man was taken into custody on Friday and faced a question and answer session by investigators on Saturday.



Police investigators told Senior Resident Magistrate Annmarie Nemhard that they were still awaiting telephone records and fingerprint analysis.



They also told the court that the man in custody is an associate of the main suspect who is still being sought.



The magistrate gave the police until Thursday to charge the accused or release him.



Nineteen-year-old Jamaican-American Franciena Johnson of Brooklyn, New York, and her 18-year-old cousin, Nadia Fearon, disappeared last week Thursday after reportedly leaving together for May Pen.



Johnson was in Jamaica visiting her grandmother.



Her body was found three days later with gunshot wounds, while Fearon’s body was subsequently discovered floating in the Salt River.



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