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Jezariah Tyrell murder accused remanded

Published:Saturday | February 5, 2022 | 12:11 AM

The Kingston labourer charged for the murder of 10-year-old Jezariah Tyrell has been remanded for a bail application on February 25 in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court.

The 22-year-old accused, Tommy Powell, otherwise called ‘Red Head’, of a James Street address, was remanded when he appeared in court on Wednesday and an order was made for the prosecution to make full disclosure to his attorney-at-law Davorna Wilson.

Powell is facing shooting with intent, illegal possession of a firearm and murder charges.

Tyrell was shot dead at her home in Wildman Street, Kingston, on Thursday, December 30, 2021.

Reports from the Kingston Central police are that about 2:50 a.m., Jezariah and her relatives were asleep at home when a relative reportedly smelt gasoline and heard strange sounds on the roof.

He went to investigate and was pounced upon by intruders, who attempted to gain entry to the house while firing at the occupants.

When the gunfire subsided, it was discovered that Jezariah was shot. She was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Following an investigation, Powell was arrested and charged.