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Security guard charged with murder

Published:Thursday | April 5, 2012 | 12:00 AM


HOWARD RICKETTS, a 47-year-old security guard, has been charged with the murder of Burnett Thomas, whose headless body was discovered in his apartment in Brown's Town on March 25.

Head of the St Ann Police Division, Senior Superintendent Carlton Wilson, confirmed on Tuesday that Ricketts has been charged by the St Ann police and is expected to appear in court soon.

Rickets has been in custody since the killing. Thomas' head was discovered last Thursday some two miles away in a district known as Cockpit.

Ricketts and Thomas, who was also was a security guard, lived at the same premises in an area called Lincoln, in Brown's Town.

The police are still searching for s second suspect in relation to the murder.

- Carl Gilchrist