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Accused in car mart murder to be deported to Jamaica tomorrow

Published:Wednesday | September 9, 2015 | 12:00 AM

One of the men caught on tape in the murder of Payless Car Mart operator Robert Mendez is to be deported from Canada to Jamaica tomorrow.

Head of the Criminal Investigation Branch, Assistant Commissioner Ealan Powell says Bertram Jenkins is to arrive in Kingston aboard a flight from Toronto.

Jenkins had fled to Canada last year after the murder.

ACP Powell says Jenkins will be met on arrival at the Norman Manley International airport and arrested.

According to ACP Powell, Jenkins will be questioned in the presence of his attorney before he is charged with murder.

The first suspect, 42 year-old John Jarrett, otherwise known as 'Tucker' of Balcombe Drive, Kingston 11 was arrested in July last year.

He has been charged with murder, conspiracy to murder, robbery with aggravation and illegal possession of a firearm.

Mendez, 41, was killed at his car mart on Maxfield Avenue in St Andrew about 8 o’clock on the morning of April 1, 2014.

The attack was captured on Closed Circuit Television.