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Mob kills man in Eleven Miles

Published:Monday | September 26, 2022 | 12:12 AM

A man was allegedly beaten to death by community members in Ball Ground, Eleven Miles, on Saturday night.

Dead is 22-year-old Haniffe Edwards.

Deputy Superintendent Oneil Thompson of the St Thomas Police Division told The Gleaner that lawmen were called to the scene shortly before 11 p.m. and Edwards was found with bruises and swellings to his body.

He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Thompson said Edwards was not known to the police and that investigations are continuing into the motive for his death.

However, though community members remained tight-lipped about the killing, one resident told The Gleaner that Edwards had been implicated in a robbery in the Nine Miles community and was killed as a result.

“If di people in the community getting robbed, and they find him guilty, who you expect is gonna kill him? Nuh di people dem weh live inna di community,” the resident said.

St Thomas has recorded 34 murders since the start of the year compared to 18 for the corresponding period in 2021.

Robberies have increase by 33 per cent to 12 – compared with nine for the corresponding period in 2021.