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JM | Jun 22, 2022

Clarendon quintuple murder suspect captured

Gavin Riley

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Police presence in Cocoa Piece, Clarendon following the mass murder of a woman and her four children on June 21, 2022. (Photo: Facebook @JamaicaConstabularyForce)

Rushane Barnett, the 23-year-old suspect being sought for questioning in relation to yesterday’s gruesome quintuple murder in Cocoa Piece, Clarendon, was apprehended by police last night.

According to the latest update from the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), Barnett was arrested around 9:15 pm in Wilson Run, an area he was known to frequent in the parish of Trelawny.

Barnett, a cousin of slain mother-of-four Kemisha Wright, was initially listed by Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson as a person of interest.

The lifeless bodies of the 31-year-old mother and her four children—5-year-old Kimana Smith, 10-year-old Shemari Smith; five-year-old Kafana Smith and Kishaun Henry, a 23-month-old infant—were discovered at home with their throats slashed.

More details to come later.

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