Body found in­side prom­i­nent lawyer’s home

Jamaica Gleaner - - FRONT PAGE - Corey Robin­son Staff Reporter

THE PO­LICE have launched an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the mur­der of a man at a premises re­port­edly owned by prom­i­nent at­tor­ney-at-law Pa­trick Bai­ley yes­ter­day.

The body of the dead man, iden­ti­fied only as ‘Gully’, and who was re­port­edly a care­taker of the premises, was found at about 4 a.m. with mul­ti­ple stab wounds and what ap­peared to be a bul­let wound to the head. The dead man was re­port­edly in his early 50s.

Up to late yes­ter­day af­ter­noon, hours af­ter po­lice had pro­cessed the crime scene and left the prop­erty, the Con­stab­u­lary Com­mu­nity Unit (CCU) had still not is­sued a re­port on the in­ci­dent that caused a shut­down of the usu­ally busy Bar­bican Road in St An­drew in the morn­ing rush hour yes­ter­day.

CRIME SCENE

“What I can con­firm is that the po­lice re­sponded to a crime scene at the Bar­bican premises where a man was said to be stabbed to death,” of­fered Se­nior Su­per­in­ten­dent Stephanie Lindsay-Clarke, head of the CCU.

Up to late yes­ter­day morn­ing, long af­ter the scene was pro­cessed and the body re­moved, Bai­ley was still be­ing in­ter­viewed by po­lice of­fi­cers in­side the house.

The man was re­port­edly found sprawled on a couch in­side Bai­ley’s ran­sacked liv­ing room. He was re­port­edly stabbed more than 20 times, and the bul­let wound dis­cov­ered only af­ter a spent shell was found.

Bai­ley was said to be in­side the house at the time of the in­ci­dent and re­port­edly slept through the or­deal. The po­lice re­ported no signs of forced en­try to the premises, which is guarded by an elec­tronic gate.

Yes­ter­day, the in­ci­dent drew the ire of rel­a­tives and friends of the de­ceased man as they turned up to the premises prob­ing for an­swers.

They de­scribed the de­ceased as hard-work­ing and “re­served”, and said he had been friends with Bai­ley for more than a decade.

‘Gully’ was said to be the fa­ther of a four-month-old boy.

RI­CARDO MAKYN/STAFF PHO­TOG­RA­PHER

Po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tors at 56 Bar­bican Road, St An­drew, where the body of a man was found with mul­ti­ple stab wounds and a gun­shot wound to the head yes­ter­day.

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