POLICE CONSTABLE CHARGED WITH MURDER

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A Police Constable was charged for the death of a man, whose unidentified burnt remains were found on Rousseau Road, Kingston 5 on Sunday, July 1, 2018. A woman who was implicated in the incident was also charged.

Charged are 30-year-old Junior Hayles, a Police Constable assigned to the Kingston East Division, who is charged with Murder and 34-year-old Nicola Montaque, beauty therapist of Daytona, Portmore, St. Catherine. She is charged with Conspiracy to Murder.

Reports from the Denham Town Police are that about 7:30 p.m. on July 1, 2018, residents observed tyres burning behind a church and summoned the fire brigade. The firemen discovered the burnt remains during cooling down operations and alerted the police. The scene was processed and the remains removed to the morgue.

Post mortem examinations revealed that the man died from gunshot wound to the head. Following an intensive investigation by the detectives from the Kingston West Division, DNA confirmed the identity as that of 33-year-old Vince Walcott, otherwise called ‘Steven Chambers’, of Mount Royal Estate, Bridgeport, St. Catherine. The case file which included a range of forensic evidence was submitted to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution for a ruling.

The Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) subsequently ruled that both persons be charged.

Hayles and Montaque were charged on Monday, April 01.

Their court date will be announced later.