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Mandeville teens accused of attempting to kill boy in cave for court today

Published:Thursday | February 20, 2014 | 7:03 AM

Debbie-Ann Wright and Tamara Bailey, Gleaner Writers



Two teenage boys are to appear in the Mandeville Resident Magistrate’s Court today in relation to the attempted murder of a 16-year-old boy.




The two were charged by the Mandeville police yesterday.



One of the boys is 18-year-old Anthony Forbes of Mile Gully, Manchester.



The other is 16 years old.



He cannot be named because he is a minor.



They are charged with attempted murder and conspiracy to murder.



The Mandeville police say the suspects were arrested following a probe into reports of a missing 16-year-old, who left for school on February 11, 2014.



They say following thorough investigations into the matter, the police were led to a cave in New Hall district, Manchester, on February 13 where the teen was found suffering from multiple stab wounds and burns to his body.



The teen, who was found 516 feet below the ground's surface in a cave was removed and admitted at the Mandeville Regional Hospital for treatment.



Forbes and the 16-year-old were later arrested and charged by police.



In the meantime, the victim, 17-year-old Rohan Cleary, is reported to be in the hospital in stable condition.



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