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Six men hauled before the court in three murder cases

Six men hauled before the court in three murder cases

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In the space of two days this week, six men were arrested and charged with murder.{{more}}

After several months of investigations in two of the three matters, and about a week’s investigation in relation to the third, the men were brought before the Serious Offences Court on Tuesday and Wednesday to answer charges.

One of those men, Marlon Hendrickson, 24, labourer, of Chateaubelair, was arrested and charged with the murder of Trinidad national, Kent Blugh, 41.

A police press release stated that Blugh was standing outside his home when an unknown assailant opened fire at him at about 9:40pm in Fitz Hughes on February 22, 2011. He sustained several gunshot wounds about his body and died on the spot.

Hendrickson was remanded in custody. His Preliminary Inquiry is set for February 27, 2012. Attorney Olin Dennie represents Hendrickson in the matter. Counsel Carlos James also appears with him.

Next to be charged were Jamal Layne of Edinboro, and Darren Matthews and Terrance Isaacs both of Chateaubelair. The men were charged with the murder of Rasco ‘Ren’ Isaacs, of Chateubelair.

Isaacs, 18, died from a single gunshot wound to his head on October 3, while sitting in the doorway of a house on October 3, 2011.

Edinboro resident Jomo Brudy and Ottley Hall resident Devron St John rounded off the arrests. Both men were charged with the murder of CD vendor Shawn Gordon, of Rillan Hill, which took place on December 19, 2010, in Ottley Hall. Gordon died from a gunshot wound to the side of the head.

Investigators say more charges of murder are likely to be laid against other persons within the coming weeks.(KW)

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