Investigators said that the man was held for several hours after the body of 35-year-old Rolando Thomas, otherwise called ‘Dadda’; Kenroy Carty, 17, also called ‘Notchy’; and Ricardo Fowler, 22, also called ‘Lance’, were found with multiple chop wounds in a house in the quite community.
Investigators remain guarded about a possible motive.
Residents have said that the killing was an act of reprisal for a recent wounding incident in the area.
Police are also appealing to anyone with information about any other person/s who may have contributed to these murders to contact the May Pen Police at 986-2208, Frankfield Police at 904-4507, Crime Stop at 311, Kingfish at 811, police 119 emergency number or the nearest police stationRead more: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Man-held-for-gruesome-triple-murder#ixzz1VIj09dpL
Dathan Henry you have always been a competent Police Officer.This was evident when we served together back in the early 1990’s . Now Superintendent in charge of the Parish of Clarendon if my memory serves me correctly .I do not propose to tell you how to do your job my friend , but here’s a quick piece of advice , you really have to move away from asking citizens to come forward , this may not happen , as a result a lot of multiple murderers are walking around in Jamaica without ever having to worry about being held accountable.
I assume the reason this person was held in the first place was based on information received, it is now up to you to take the clothes he is wearing, get a warrant to visit his home look for clothes and shoes with possible blood stains, take his machetes if he has any, technology today can detect mere traces of blood , even if an attempt has been made to wash away evidence.
You must use scientific evidence to nail down convictions, (remember the rules of evidence, scientific evidence is that which cannot reasonably be challenged).Any eyewitness evidence will then be icing on the cake.
Jamaica’s courts are probably amongst /if not the most liberal in the world, as such you must present conclusive evidence to gain a conviction, or they will be all to happy to throw out the evidence and set criminals free.
Don’t worry ,once you nail one with conclusive proof, he will be all to happy to finger the other participants. Then again even if you gain a conviction they probably will be given probation.
Ps: Note the continued trend of murderers killing their victims by other means other than shooting . I pointed to this in another blog, I hope the police is taking a serious look at my observations, I theorize that with the toppling of a certain empire , the flow of ammunition have been seriously disrupted . I suggest the police keep plugging that dyke so that there will be no widening of that breach, whilst at the same time developing ways to deal with this new trend.