Al­leged sol­dier killer held in Mi­ami

Jamaica Gleaner - - NEWS -

IN­VES­TI­GA­TORS PROB­ING the Septem­ber 2 fa­tal shoot­ing of Ja­maica De­fence Force Lance Cor­po­ral Ri­cardo Ben­nett have tracked one of those sus­pected of his killing to the United States where he had fled to avoid cap­ture.

But Mi­ami, Florida was not far enough for 36-year-old Dwayne Bedasse, who was tracked down by the in­ves­ti­ga­tors and ar­rested four days af­ter the killing of the sol­dier. Bedasse was re­turned to Ja­maica the fol­low­ing day and charged.

An­other sus­pect, 25-year-old Shel­don Brown, oth­er­wise called ‘English’, a de­por­tee of Som­er­set Av­enue, Kingston 16, who was pointed out in an iden­ti­fi­ca­tion pa­rade, has also been ar­rested in con­nec­tion with the mur­der.

Both have been charged with mur­der, con­spir­acy to com­mit mur­der and rob­bery with ag­gra­va­tion.

A third sus­pect is to face an iden­ti­fi­ca­tion pa­rade at a later date.

Ben­nett was shot about 10 p.m. at a bar­ber shop on Half­Way Tree Road in St An­drew, when armed men en­tered the es­tab­lish­ment and opened fire at him. He re­turned fire hit­ting one of his at­tack­ers. Both the sol­dier and the at­tacker died on the spot.

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