Jamaica: Teen charged with murder of deaf, mute man

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Jamaica: Teen charged with murder of deaf, mute man

(JAMAICA OBSERVER) – The Shady Grove police have arrested and charged a 17-year-old male for several offences following the death of a man who was unable to speak or hear and the injuring of another during a robbery in Top Hill, St Catherine on January 13.

The teen was charged on Good Friday with the murder of 35-year-old Omar Newton of Pennington district in St Catherine. He is also facing additional charges of wounding with intent, robbery with aggravation and illegal possession of firearm.

Reports are that Newton and the other man were patrons at a night club where a robbery ensued. The patrons were instructed to lay flat on the ground however; Newton, who was unable to hear or speak, did not comply. He and the other man were shot and several items, including cell phones and liquors, were taken from the premises.

The police were summoned and both men were taken to hospital where Newton succumbed to his injuries.

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